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Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State: The Taming of Caudillismo and Caciquismo in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (Hardback)
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Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State: The Taming of Caudillismo and Caciquismo in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (Hardback)

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Hardback 174 Pages / Published: 08/03/2010
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Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State is a political biography of General Maximino Avila Camacho (1891-1945), a powerful regional politician at the time when a party claiming to represent the goals of the Mexican Revolution first developed its long standing monopoly of Mexican politics. By tracing his career, we learn how and why the goals that had originally inspired the "party of the revolution"-primarily democracy and social justice-were sacrificed in order to empower it.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739137475
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In this well-researched and nuanced study, Alejandro Quintana offers a judicious yet devastating blow to any lingering arguments for a benign Mexican revolution in regard to the advancement of democratic structures and social justice. Indeed, Maximino, not Madero, is the truly iconic figure of Mexico's epochal twentieth-century conflict and its aftermath. -- David G. LaFrance, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico
This political biography of the legendary political boss who aspired to the presidency of Mexico provides a new perspective into workings of power politics in the wake of the Mexican revolution. Its careful reconstruction of the career and outsized personality of Maximino Avila Camacho-military man, governor of Puebla, brother of a president-is a quintessential story of caudillo politics and the making of political dynasties in the turbulent 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Anyone interested in the mechanisms of post-revolutionary politics and the formative years of the "perfect dictatorship" of Mexico's PRI will want to read Alejandro Quintana's book. -- Christopher Boyer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Quintana provides helpful insights into the national setting. * The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History *
Without denying that he was more colorful, ambitious, and talented than most of his contemporaries, Quintana presents us with a politician who, he argues, was fairly typical of his milieu. Quintana is clearly less interested in the scandalous details of Maximino's life than in the political culture in which he operated. * Hispanic American Historical Review *

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