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The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Alan Knight

28 January 2016

ISBN: 9780198745631

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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The Mexican Revolution was a 'great' revolution, decisive for Mexico, important within Latin America, and comparable to the other major revolutions of modern history. Alan Knight offers a succinct account of the period, from the initial uprising against Porfirio Díaz and the ensuing decade of civil war, to the enduring legacy of the Revolution.

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The Mexican Revolution was a 'great' revolution, decisive for Mexico, important within Latin America, and comparable to the other major revolutions of modern history. Alan Knight offers a succinct account of the period, from the initial uprising against Porfirio Díaz and the ensuing decade of civil war, to the enduring legacy of the Revolution.

  • Traces the Mexican Revolution from the origins of conflict to the ensuing social reforms
  • Offers a reliable account of events, based on a mass of carefully considered evidence and sources
  • Accounts for a broad range of interpretations
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Alan Knight, Professor Emeritus of the History of Latin America, Oxford University

Alan Knight is Professor Emeritus of the History of Latin America at Oxford University. His work focuses on twentieth-century Mexico, but also ranges into earlier periods of Mexican history, as well as broader modern Latin American history. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Leverhulme Research Reader, and a Fellow of the British Academy and, in 2010, he was awarded the Aztec Eagle by the Mexcan government. Previous books include The Mexican Revolution: Porfirians, Liberals and Peasants (CUP, 2002).

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:The old regime and the causes of the revolution (1876-1910)
    3:The Madero revolt and regime (1910-11)
    4:Counter-revolution and constitutionalism (1913-14)
    5:The revolution in power (1914-20)
    6:The institutional revolution: the Sonoran Dynasty (1920-34)
    7:The Depression, Cárdenas and after (1930 -)