This unique volume examines revolutionary Mexico's state governors-the most significant intermediaries between the national government and the people it ruled. Leading scholars study governors from ten different states of Mexico during the eventful first half of the twentieth century to demonstrate the diversity of the governors' experiences over time, as well as the waxing and waning of strong governorship as an institution that disappeared in the powerful national regime created in the 1940s and 1950s. The only book that considers the state governors in comparative perspective, this invaluable study offers a fresh view of regionalism and the Revolution.
Jurgen Buchenau is professor of history and director of Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. William H. Beezley is professor of history at the University of Arizona.
Chapter 1: The Role of State Governors in the Mexican Revolution Chapter 2: Benito Juarez Maza of Oaxaca: A Revolutionary Governor? Chapter 3: Salvador Alvarado of Yucatan: Revolutionary Reforms, Revolutionary Women Chapter 4: Plutarco Elias Calles of Sonora: A Mexican Jacobin Chapter 5: Adalberto Tejeda of Veracruz: Radicalism and Reaction Chapter 6: Jose Guadalupe Zuno Hernandez and the Revolutionary Process in Jalisco Chapter 7: Tomas Garrido Canabal of Tabasco: Road Building and Revolutionary Reform Chapter 8: Marte R. Gomez of Tamaulipas: Governing Agrarian Revolution Chapter 9: Efrain Gutierrez of Chiapas: The Revolutionary Bureaucrat Chapter 10: Maximino Avila Camacho of Puebla Chapter 11: Baltasar Leyva Mancilla of Guerrero: Learning Hegemony