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A Concise History of Mexico : From Hidalgo to Cardenas 1805-1940 - Jan Bazant

A Concise History of Mexico

From Hidalgo to Cardenas 1805-1940

Paperback Published: 5th September 1977
ISBN: 9780521291736
Number Of Pages: 236

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Jan Bazant has woven into a coherent whole the chaotic series of political and social upheavals that characterised Mexican history from the start of the struggle for independence through the completion of basic social reforms in 1940. The colonial reaction to the forced loans exacted by the Spanish government in 1805 to finance its war against Great Britain was, in Professor Bazant"s view, the starting point of the Mexican independence movement. She argues that a new phase of Mexican history began when the liberals abolished the power and wealth of the Catholic Church. Mexico"s rapid economic growth in the last quarter of the nineteenth century was largely the result of the stable political climate created by the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. Under Diaz however, most rural areas remained backward and it was precisely the contradiction between the urban, industrial economy and the traditional structure of the countryside that led to the Mexican civil war between 1910 and 1920. The agrarian reform finally transformed the rigid social system and created Mexico as we see it today.

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'[This book] is cogent and authoritative and will provide an account of the development of modern Mexico which will be widely used and debated for years to come.' John H. Elliot, The institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Birth of Mexican Independence, 1805-1821
The Troubled Years, 1821-1855
The Liberal Revolution, 1855-1876
The Era of Porfirio Diaz, 1876-1910
The Civil War, 1910-1920
Social Reforms, 1920-1940
Statistical Tables
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ISBN: 9780521291736
ISBN-10: 0521291739
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 5th September 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.3

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