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Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico: Men, Women and War - Dialogos Series (Paperback)
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Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico: Men, Women and War - Dialogos Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 30/04/2000
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In this new and masterful synthesis, Wasserman shows the link between ordinary men and women preoccupied with the demands of feeding, clothing, and providing shelter and the elites desire for a stable political order and an expanding economy. The emphasis in this book is on the struggle of the common people to retain control over their everyday lives. Concerns central to village life were the appointment of police officials, imposition of taxes on Indians, the trustworthiness of local priests, and changes in land ownership. Communities often followed their leaders into one political camp or another and even into war out of loyalty. During wartime, women acted as the supply, transportation, and medical corps of the Mexican armies. Moreover, with greater frequency than has been known, women fought as soldiers in the nineteenth century.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826321718
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
." . . highly readable . . . holds together remarkably well, provides a wealth of evocative and descriptive detail about the lives of ordinary Mexicans . . . accessibly written...[with a] well chosen English-language bibliography . . . [and] several useful maps and table."
. . . a timely and informative work that anyone who has tried to teach this turbulent century of Mexicos history will readily appreciate.
This is a well-written, engaging, and thought-provoking work . . . truly a work which deals with the struggles of the common people. . . . this is a book whose value lies . . . in its ability to synthesize and encapsulate in an orderly and clear way what for many is a most-difficult period of Mexican history.
. . . highly readable . . . .provides a wealth of evocative and descriptive detail about the lives of ordinary Mexicans . . . .Accessibly written. . .[with a] well chosen English-language bibliography . . . [and] several useful maps and table.

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