This study tells the story of Mexico through the fascinating and sometimes volatile personalities that have shaped it, from the insurgent priests of the 19th century to the presidents of the 20th century. It presents an in-depth portrait of Mexico's religion, culture and politics. The book begins with late-19th-century leaders such as Porfirio Diaz, and moves through the Revolution and the agony of political unrest that continued through the 1940s. It then describes the development of the modern state and the contemporary period, from the presidencies of Camacho to Salinas. A postcript covers the presidency of Zedillo and the recent elections. The author believes that a critical question for the future is whether the political system will continue to centralize power in the presidency, thus perpetuating Mexico's history as a biography of power.
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major question for the modern state, with today's president Zedillo, is whether that power can be decentralized, to end the cycles of history as biographies of power. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060929170
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