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Author Aviña, Alexander, author.

Title Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside / Alexander Avina
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents Introduction: Guerrilla Ghosts in the Mexican Countryside -- 1. Traditions and Legacies of Rebellion -- 2. A Lesson in Civic Insurgency -- 3. A Moment of True Democracy -- 4. Re-treading Old Paths, Forging New Routes -- 5. "There Was No Other Way" -- 6. A Poor People's Revolution -- Conclusion: A Poor People's Utopia -- Epilogue: "The Bones Will Tell Us What Happened."
Summary Avina chronicles the peasant guerrilla movements that emerged in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero during the late 1960s. The National Revolutionary Civic Association and the Party of the Poor organised popular revolutionary armed struggles seeking the overthrow of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. Both guerrilla organisations materialized from a decades-long history of massacres and everyday forms of terror committed by local-regional political bosses and the Mexican federal government against citizen social movements that demanded the redemption of constitutional rights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 20, 2014)
Subject Asociación Cívica Nacional Revolucionaria (Mexico) -- History
Partido de los Pobres (Mexico) -- History
SUBJECT Asociación Cívica Nacional Revolucionaria (Mexico) fast
Partido de los Pobres (Mexico) fast
Subject Teachers -- Political activity -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Peasants -- Political activity -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Guerrillas -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Insurgency -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Peasants -- Political activity
Politics and government
Teachers -- Political activity
SUBJECT Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1946-1970.
Subject Mexico
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199936588
Other Titles Peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside