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Setting the Virgin on fire : Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán peasants, and the redemption of the Mexican Revolution

Author: Marjorie Becker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Provides convincing revision of the 'myth of secular redemption' surrounding Lázaro Cárdenas and his program of land distribution to the campesinos. Operating on a 'stripped-down image of land-hungry peasants,' Cárdenas and his supporters underestimated the difficulty of gaining peasant allegiance to the post-revolutionary government and initially failed to understand that they were confronting a cultural as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lázaro Cárdenas; Lázaro Cárdenas; Lázaro Cárdenas; Lázaro Cárdenas; Lázaro Cárdenas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Becker
ISBN: 0520084187 9780520084186 0520084195 9780520084193
OCLC Number: 31328505
Description: xix, 188 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: official history and the myth of secular redemption --
A culture of purity and redemption --
From the margins of purity to the margins of danger --
Call out a posse, gather up their music, teach them to sing: the reinvention of the Indian in postrevolutionary Michoacán --
Revolutionary lessons, I: purity up in smoke --
Revolutionary lessons, II: the compensations of Indianism --
Some lessons of their own --
An end to the innocence --
Conclusion: the redemption of the Mexican Revolution.
Responsibility: Marjorie Becker.
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This work reconstructs the cultural encounters which led to Mexico's post-revolutionary government. It sets aside the mythology surrounding president Lazaro Cardenas to reveal his dilemma: until he  Read more...


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