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Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship

Paul Gillingham


Unrevolutionary Mexico addresses how the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940) turned into a capitalist dictatorship of exceptional resilience. While soldiers seized power across the rest of Latin America, in modern Mexico the civilians of a single party moved punctiliously in and out of office for seventy-one years. The book uses the histories of the states of Guerrero and Veracruz as entry points to explore the origins and consolidation of this unique authoritarian state on both provincial and national levels. An empirically rich reconstruction of over sixty years of modernization and revolution (1 ... More

Keywords: Modern Mexico, Guerrero, Veracruz, Dictatorship, Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Military, Violence, Elections, Development and corruption, Cultural control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300253122
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300253122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Gillingham, author
Northwestern University