The Resource Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside, Alexander Aviña

Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside, Alexander Aviña

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Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside
Title
Specters of revolution
Title remainder
peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Aviña
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Specters of Revolution examines the development of two guerrilla insurgencies led by schoolteachers in Mexico during the 1960s. Relying upon recently declassified documents and oral histories, it chronicles a history of nonviolent peasant political action, underscored by long-held rural utopian ideals, radicalized by persistent state terror"--
  • "The 1960s represented a revolutionary moment around the globe. In rural Mexico, several guerrilla groups organized to fight against the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Specters of Revolution chronicles two peasant guerrilla organizations led by schoolteachers, the National Revolutionary Civil Association (ACNR) and the Party of the Poor (PDLP), which waged revolutionary armed struggles to overthrow the PRI. Both emerged to fight decades of massacres and everyday forms of terror committed by the government against citizen social movements that demanded the redemption of constitutional rights. This book reveals that these movements developed after years of seeking legal, constitutional pathways of redress, focused on economic justice and electoral rights, and became subject to brutal counterinsurgencies. Relying upon recently declassified intelligence and military documents and oral histories, it documents how long-held rural utopian ideals drove peasant political action that gradually became radicalized in the face of persistent state terror and violence. Placing Mexico into the broader history of post-1945 Latin America, Specters of Revolution explodes the myth that Mexico constituted an island of relative peace and stability surrounded by a sea of military dictatorships during the Cold War"--
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Aviña, Alexander
Dewey number
972.08/2
Index
index present
LC call number
F1235
LC item number
.A84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mexico
  • Teachers
  • Peasants
  • Guerrillas
  • Insurgency
  • Asociación Cívica Nacional Revolucionaria (Mexico)
  • Partido de los Pobres (Mexico)
  • Mexico
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • Asociación Cívica Nacional Revolucionaria (Mexico)
  • Partido de los Pobres (Mexico)
  • Guerrillas
  • Insurgency
  • Peasants
  • Political science
  • Rural conditions
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Teachers
  • Mexico
Label
Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside, Alexander Aviña
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-237)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Guerrilla Ghosts in the Mexican Countryside -- 1. Traditions and Legacies of Rebellion -- 2. A Lesson in Civic Insurgency -- 3. A Moment of True Democracy -- 4. Re-treading Old Paths, Forging New Routes -- 5. "There Was No Other Way" -- 6. A Poor People's Revolution -- Conclusion: A Poor People's Utopia -- Epilogue: "The Bones Will Tell Us What Happened."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9780199936595
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013047265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023934301
System control number
  • 4457533-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4457533
  • (Sirsi) o871788245
  • (OCoLC)871788245
Label
Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside, Alexander Aviña
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-237)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Guerrilla Ghosts in the Mexican Countryside -- 1. Traditions and Legacies of Rebellion -- 2. A Lesson in Civic Insurgency -- 3. A Moment of True Democracy -- 4. Re-treading Old Paths, Forging New Routes -- 5. "There Was No Other Way" -- 6. A Poor People's Revolution -- Conclusion: A Poor People's Utopia -- Epilogue: "The Bones Will Tell Us What Happened."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9780199936595
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013047265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023934301
System control number
  • 4457533-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4457533
  • (Sirsi) o871788245
  • (OCoLC)871788245

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