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Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico Men, Women, and War

by Mark Wasserman

  • ISBN: 9780826321701
  • ISBN10: 0826321704

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico Men, Women, and War

by Mark Wasserman

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780826321701
  • ISBN10: 0826321704
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Description: In this new and masterful synthesis, Wasserman shows the link between ordinary Mexican men and women from Independence to the Revolution, combining lively explanations of social history, political and economic change, and gender relations.

The three key figures of nineteenth-century Mexico -- Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, Benito Juarez, and Porfirio Diaz -- are engagingly reinterpreted. But the emphasis in this book is on the struggle of the common people to retain control over their everyday lives.

Excesses in partisan politics and regional antagonisms gave rise to nearly eighty years of war, resulting in the nation's economic stagnation between 1821 and 1880 and the mass migration of women from the countryside to the city. The industrialization of urban employment forever altered gender relations. Moreover, with greater frequency than has been known, women fought as soldiers in the nineteenth century.

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