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Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico

By: Beezley, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780803262171

ISBN: 0803262175

Condition: USED


This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday Mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, including sports, storytelling, healthcare, technology, and the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during those ye... View more info