This carefully researched and richly detailed case study explores the most violent phase of the Mexican Revolution in the key state of Puebla. This book explains the tension between the forces that represented the modernizing centralized state and those who revolted and chose local autonomy. Because of its industry, resources, transportation, and large population during the Revolution, Puebla provides an excellent measuring stick for the rest of the nation during this conflict. David G. LaFrance examines politics, warfare, and state building within the context of autonomy, as well as the military, political, and economic changes that occurred in the name of the Revolution.
David G. LaFrance is research professor of history at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico.
Introduction Part I: Huertismo Chapter 1: Politics, 1913-1914 Chapter 2: Economic and Social Policy Chapter 3: War, 1913-1914 Part II: Constitucionalistas versus Convencionistas Chapter 4: War, 1914-1917 Chapter 5: Politics, 1914-1917 Chapter 6: Economic and Social Policy, 1914-1917 Part III: Carrancismo Chapter 7: Politics, 1917-1920 Chapter 8: Economic and Social Policy, 1917-1920 Chapter 9: War, 1917-1920 Chapter 10: Regime Ends, State Continues Conclusion Bibliography