Mexican Revolution: Genesis under Madero - Texas Pan American Series (Paperback)Charles C. Cumberland (author)
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The Mexican Revolution is one of the most important and ambitious sociopolitical experiments in modem times. The Revolution developed in three distinct stages: the overthrow of the Diaz dictatorship, the subsequent era of bloodshed and devastation during which radical ideas were written into the constitution, and the much longer span during which the ideas have been put into practice.
The present volume covers the first stage of this development. Idealistic, patriotic hacendado Francisco I. Madero became the catalyst of the Revolution. All peaceful means having failed to secure democratic elections, Madero reluctantly undertook to mold the discontented factions into an effective force for insurrection. But victory brought disunity. Opposition to the Diaz regime, not a positive desire for reform, had held the revolutionaries together. Diaz deposed, Madero could not muster sufficient support to realize more than a fraction of his objectives, and he himself fell victim to counterrevolution.
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm