Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920, Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946, Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1910-1946, Mexique -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1910-1946, Mexique -- 1911-1919 (Révolution zapatiste), and 972.08/16
Wasserman, Mark, Verfasser and Mark, Wasserman, Sonstige
Geschichte, Politik, Business enterprises, Foreign -- Mexico -- History, Businesspeople -- Mexico -- History, Elite (Social sciences) -- Mexico -- History, Industrial policy -- Mexico -- History, Investments, Foreign -- Mexico -- History, Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1867-1910, and Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1910-1946
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources The relationship between business and politics is crucial to understanding Mexican history, and Pesos and Politics explores this relationship from the mid-nineteenth century dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz through the Mexican Revolution (1876-1940). Historian Mark Wasserman argues that throughout this era, over the course of successive regimes, there was an evolving enterprise system that had to balance the interests of the Mexican national elite, state and local governments, large foreign corporations, and individual foreign entrepreneurs. During and after the Revolution these groups were joined by organized labor and organized peasants.Contrary to past assessments, Wasserman argues that no one of these groups was ever powerful enough to dominate another. Because Mexican governments and elites committed themselves to economic models that relied on foreign investment and technology, they had to reach a balance that simultaneously attracted foreign entrepreneurs, but did not allow them to become too powerful or too privileged.Concentrating on the three most important sectors of the Mexican economy: mining, agriculture, and railroads, and employing a series of case studies of the careers of prominent Mexican business people and the operations of large U.S.-owned ranching and mining companies, Wasserman effectively demonstrates that Mexicans in fact controlled their economy from the 1880s through 1940; foreigners did not exploit the country; and, Mexicans established, sometimes shakily, sometimes unplanned, a system of relations between foreigners, elite and government (and later unions and peasant organizations) that maintained checks and balances on all parties
Sozialistische Partei, Mexikanische Revolution, and Gliedstaat
Includes bibliographical references and index 'In the first weeks of 1924, in a region that many said had been left out of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, a small army was formed by Socialists in the state of Chiapas, in far southeastern Mexico. Most of its members were likely coffee workers and poor farmers. These men did not take up arms against an oppressive, elite-led federal government as so many Mexicans had done during the Revolution. Instead, they organized and armed themselves to defend the federal government and local political institutions that they had helped to build. When Mexico's first postrevolutionary government came under attack during the de la Huerta rebellion of 1923-4, southeastern Socialists rose up in the government's defense and in defense of their rights that they believed it could best guarantee'...