Conservatives branded him a communist traitor, a dangerous radical importing exotic idealogies that ultimately would destroy the concepts of private property, the family, and religion. However, to the Indians, working class, and the poor, he was a virtual deity, tata, the embodiment of the people. To that horde of thousands, the six years that L_zaro C_rdenas served as president of Mexico were as if Jesus, Himself, walked on Earth.
During his term as President of Mexico (1934-1940), L_zaro C_rdenas fought to correct the deeply rooted popular grievances that eventually sparked the Mexican Revolution. Yet many Latin Americanists believe that the popularity of this controversial figure has clouded the understanding of Mexico's history. This sweeping and detailed study debunks many of the established interpretations of Cardenismo and sheds new light on the historical process which created Mexico's post-revolutionary political culture. As If Jesus Walked on Earth analyzes what Cardensimo actually meant for ordinary Mexicans-culturally, politically, and economically-as they struggled through those difficult years of radical reform.
By focusing specifically on C_rdenas's impact on the northern border state of Sonora, Professor Adrian Bantjes explores the multivocality of Cardenismo in an effort to understand both the utopianism and the praxis of postrevolutionary Mexican society. Through this study of a key phase in the process of centralization by an increasingly powerful Mexican state, readers gain an enhanced understanding of L_zaro C_rdenas and the wider debate on the nature of the Mexican Revolution.
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Bantjes studied history at the University of Leiden and El Colegio de Mexico and received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.Review :
Well written and supplemented with interesting photographs, this book is fundamental to understanding Sonora during the 1930s. (New Mexico Historical Review)
At last, we have an absorbing, 'post-revisionist' history of Cardenismo in Mexico's dynamic, northern border region. Carefully researched and theoretically informed, Bantjes's volume provides an accessible political and cultural geography of Sonora in the thirties. (Gil Joseph)
As If Jesus Walked on Earth has the singular virtue of integrating cultural with political history to provide a history of public sensibility, a daunting task realized here as in few other recent works on Mexico. (Young, Eric Van)
Assiduously researched, well produced and with a strong analysis, it is a splendid addition to the literature on contemporary Mexico. (Reseòas De Libros)
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Description du livre Scholarly Resources Inc, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New D. J. 1st Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 012902
Description du livre Scholarly Resources Inc, 1998. Hardcover. État : Brand New. 1st printing edition. 320 pages. 9.25x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire __0842026533
Description du livre Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0842026533