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Title State governors in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1952 : portraits in conflict, courage, and corruption / edited by Jürgen Buchenau and William H. Beezley
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xi, 207 pages) : map
Series Latin American silhouettes
Latin American silhouettes.
Contents The role of state governors in the Mexican Revolution / William H. Beezley -- Benito Juárez Maza of Oaxaca : a revolutionary governor? / Francie R. Chassen-López -- Salvador Alvarado of Yucatán : revolutionary reforms, revolutionary women / Stephanie J. Smith -- Plutarco Elías Calles of Sonora : a Mexican Jacobin / Jürgen Buchenau -- Adalberto Tejada of Veracruz : radicalism and reaction / Andrew Grant Wood -- José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández and the revolutionary process in Jalisco / María Teresa Fernández Aceves -- Tomás Garrido Canabal of Tabasco : road building and revolutionary reform / Kristin A. Harper -- Marte R. Gómez of Tamaulipas : governing agrarian revolution / Michael A. Ervin -- Efraín Gutiérrez of Chiapas : the revolutionary bureaucrat / Stephen E. Lewis -- Maximino Avila Camacho of Puebla / Timothy Henderson, David LaFrance -- Baltasar Leyva Mancilla of Guerrero : learning hegemony / Paul Gillingham
Summary This unique volume examines revolutionary Mexico's state governors-the most significant intermediaries between the national government and the people it ruled. Leading scholars study governors from ten different states of Mexico during the eventful first half of the twentieth century to demonstrate the diversity of the governors' experiences over time, as well as the waxing and waning of strong governorship as an institution that disappeared in the powerful national regime created in the 1940's and 1950's. The only book that considers the state governors in comparative perspective, this invaluable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Governors -- Mexico -- Biography
Mexican states -- History -- 20th century
Mexican states -- Politics and government -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Civics & Citizenship.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Mexican states.
Mexican states -- Politics and government.
SUBJECT Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946 -- Biography
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Influence
Mexico -- History, Local -- 20th century
Subject Mexico.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Local history.
Form Electronic book
Author Buchenau, Jürgen, 1964-
Beezley, William H.
ISBN 9780742557710