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Author Alexander, Ryan M., 1982- author.

Title Sons of the Mexican Revolution : Miguel Alemán and his generation / Ryan M. Alexander.

Publication Info. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2016]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  972.0827 Al25Ba 2016    ---  Available
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Description ix, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Diálogos series
Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "The 1946 Mexican presidential election signaled the ascent of a new generation of cosmopolitan civilian government officials, led by the magnetic lawyer Miguel Alemán. 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."--Publisher's description.
Subject Alemán, Miguel, 1905-1983.
Presidents -- Mexico -- Biography.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1946-1970.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1910-1946.
Alemán, Miguel, 1905-1983. (OCoLC)fst00018443
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
Chronological Term 1910-1970
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780826357380 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0826357385 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780826357397 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0826357393 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40027046417

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