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Author Wasserman, Mark, 1946- author.

Title Persistent oligarchs : elites and politics in Chihuahua, Mexico, 1910-1940 / Mark Wasserman
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (x, 265 pages) : map
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Age of the Centaur -- 3. Chihuahua during the 1920s. The Era of the Caudillitos -- 4. Chihuahua during the 1930s. The Transition from Personalist to Party Rule -- 5. Persistent Oligarchs. The Old Elite -- 6. Freebooters. The New Elite -- 7. Local Notables -- 8. Comparative Perspectives -- Appendix. Statistical Tables
Summary Did the Mexican Revolution do away with the ruling class of the old regime? Did a new ruling class rise to take the old one's place?and if so, what differences resulted? In this compelling study, the first of its kind, Mark Wasserman pursues these questions through an analysis of the history and politics of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua from 1910 to 1940. Chihuahua boasted one of the strongest pre-revolutionary elite networks, the Terrazas-Creel family. Wasserman describes this group's efforts to maintain its power after the Revolution, including its use of economic resources and intermarriage to forge partnerships with the new, revolutionary elite. Together, the old and new elites confronted a national government that sought to reestablish centralized control over the states and the masses. Wasserman shows how the revolutionary government and the popular classes, joined in opposition to the challenge of the elites, finally formalized into a national political party during the 1930s
Analysis Elites History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Notes English
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Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Mexico -- Chihuahua (State) -- History -- 20th century
Elite (Ciencias sociales) -- México -- Chihuahua (Estado) -- Historia -- Siglo XX.
Elite (Social sciences)
Élite (sciences sociales) -- Mexique -- Chihuahua (Etat) -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
Politics and government
Chihuahua (Mexico : State) -- Politics and government.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1910-1946.
Chihuahua (Mexique ; État) -- Politique et gouvernement.
Chihuahua (México : Estado) -- Gobierno.
Chihuahua (México : Estado) -- Política.
Chihuahua Staat
Mexico -- Chihuahua (State)
Mexique -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1910-1946.
México -- Gobierno -- 1910-1946.
México -- Política -- 1910-1946.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92039296
ISBN 082239748X