Porfirio Diaz / Edition 1

Porfirio Diaz / Edition 1

by Paul Garner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582292670

ISBN-13: 9780582292673

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally rose to

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The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally rose to power in alliance with anti-conservative forces and was a modernising force as well as a dictator. Drawing together the threads of this revisionist reading of the Porfiriato, Garner reassesses a political career that spanned more than forty years, and examines the claims that post-revolutionary Mexico was not the break with the past that the revolutionary inheritors claimed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582292673
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Profiles In Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

1. Porfirio Diaz and Mexican Historiography: Porfirismo, Anti-Porfirismo Neo-Porfirismo.

2. The Foundations of Porfirian Mexico: Liberalism, Authoritarianism and the Patriotic Struggle, 1855-67.

3. The Long Road to the Presidency, 1867-76.

4. Pragmatic Liberalism, 1876-84.

5. The Consolidation of Power: Patriarchal Liberalism, 1884-1911.

6. Diplomacy, Foreign Policy and International Relations, 1876-1911.

7. Paying for Order and progress: Economic Development, 1876-1911.

8. The Price of Order and Progress: The Decline and Fall of the Diaz Regime, 1900-11.

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