Sons of the Mexican Revolution : Miguel Alemán and his generation
- Ryan M. Alexander.
- Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (ix, 245 pages) : illustrations.
- Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
- Alexander, Ryan M., 1982- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: from college boys to cadillac revolutionaries
- Coming of age in revolutionary Mexico City
- Entering the establishment
- Alemán's revolution
- Toward a better good neighbor policy
- Away from Alemanismo
- Conclusion: of myths and miracles
- Epilogue: Alemán after Alemanismo.
The 1946 Mexican presidential election signaled the ascent of a new generation of cosmopolitan civilian government officials, led by the magnetic lawyer Miguel Aleman. Supporters hailed them as modernizing visionaries whose policies laid the foundation for unprecedented economic growth, while critics decried the administration's toleration of rampant corruption, hostility to organized labor, and indifference to the rural poor. Setting aside these extremes of opinion in favor of a more balanced analysis, Sons of the Mexican Revolution traces the socialization of this ruling generation's members, from their earliest education through their rise to national prominence. Using a wide array of new archival sources, the author demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by these men represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.
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- Alemán, Miguel, 1905-1983.
- Alemán, Miguel, 1905-1983
- Presidents > Mexico > Biography.
- Mexico > Politics and government > 1946-1970.
- Mexico > Politics and government > 1910-1946.
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Historical.
- HISTORY > Latin America > Mexico.
- Politics and government.
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- 9780826357403 (electronic bk.)
- 0826357407 (electronic bk.)
- 9780826357380 (cloth ; alk. paper)
- 0826357385 (cloth ; alk. paper)
- 9780826357397 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- 0826357393 (pbk. ; alk. paper)