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Porfirio Diaz

1st Edition

By Paul Garner


280 pages

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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.

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HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)