Porfirio Diaz (Paperback)

By Paul H. Garner

Pearson, 9780582292673, 269pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2001

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Hardcover (7/27/2016)

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The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally rose to power in alliance with anti-conservative forces and was a modernising force as well as a dictator. Drawing together the threads of this revisionist reading of the Porfiriato, Garner reassesses a political career that spanned more than forty years, and examines the claims that post-revolutionary Mexico was not the break with the past that the revolutionary inheritors claimed.

About the Author

Paul Garner is at the University of Wales - Swansea.