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The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregn and the Mexican Revolution [NOOK Book]

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In The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregón and the Mexican Revolution, Latin American specialist Jürgen Buchenau offers a succinct and revelatory biography of the man whose faction won the Mexican Revolution in 1920.

Buchenau probes deeply into the life and times of General Alvaro Obregón and also sheds new light on the first major social revolution of the twentieth century and on broader issues surrounding the cult of personality and culture of ...
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The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregn and the Mexican Revolution

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Overview

In The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregón and the Mexican Revolution, Latin American specialist Jürgen Buchenau offers a succinct and revelatory biography of the man whose faction won the Mexican Revolution in 1920.

Buchenau probes deeply into the life and times of General Alvaro Obregón and also sheds new light on the first major social revolution of the twentieth century and on broader issues surrounding the cult of personality and culture of leadership. Drawing on the fascination that caudillo rule has held for observers of Latin America, Buchenau reveals its crucial elements, including a macho cult of leadership; heroism in war; intensely loyal followers; and a clientelist system to reward those followers.

Using the life story of one of the most fascinating figures in Mexican history, The Last Caudillo offers new insights into the role of leadership, the nature of revolution, and the complex forces that helped shape modern Mexico.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444397185
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Series: Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jürgen Buchenau is Professor of History and Latin American Studies at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where he is Chair of the History Department. He is the author or editor of several books on modern Latin American history, including Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution (2007), Tools of Progress: A German Merchant Family in Mexico City, 1865-Present (2004), and In the Shadow of the Giant: The Making of Mexico’s Central America Policy (1996).
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. The Background of the Last Caudillo.

From Santa Anna to Díaz.

The Sonoran Background.

2. An Improvised Leader, 1880–1913.

Obregón’s Early Years.

Obregón and the Beginning of the Mexican Revolution.

Obregón’s First Campaign.

3. Chaos and Triumph, 1913–1916.

Obregón and the War Against Huerta.

Obregón and the Clash Between Carranza and Villa.

Obregón in the War Between the Factions.

4. The Path to Power, 1916–1920.

Obregón’s Emergence as a Political Leader.

The Cincinnatus of the West (Part One).

The Campaign for the Presidency.

5. The President, 1920–1924.

The Construction of Obregón’s Political Machine.

Rebuilding the Nation.

The Violent Breakup of the Sonoran Alliance.

6. The Last Caudillo, 1924–1928.

A Troubled Agribusiness.

The Cincinnatus of the West (Part Two).

The Second Presidential Campaign.

The Death of the Caudillo.

7. The Unquiet Grave.

After the Caudillo.

An Arm and a Revolution on a Stage.

A Revolution and a Leader Lose Respect.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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