• Revolution From Without: Yucatan, Mexico, and the United States, 1880–1924

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    Contributor(s): Alan Knight
    Pages: 423
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  • List of tables and figures ix

    Foreword / Alan Knight xi

    Preface xix

    Acknowledgments xxvi

    Prologue: Yucatan receives a revolution 1

    Part I. The Parameters of Revolution

    1. Plant and plantation: the development of a monocrop economy 13

    2. The henequen boom: oligarchy and informal empire, 1880-1915 33

    3. The revolutionary equation within Yucatan: the problem of mobilization 70

    Part II. The Bourgeois Revolution, 1915-1918

    4. Salvador Alvarado and bourgeois revolution from without 93

    5. The theory and practice of bourgeois reform: land and the export economy 122

    6. The breakdown of bourgeois revolution, 1918-1920 150

    Part III. The Socialist Revolution, 1920-1930

    7. Felipe Carrillo Puerto and the rise of Yucatecan socialism 185

    8. The ideology and praxis of a socialist revolution: agrarian reform and the henequen industry 228

    9. The failure of revolution from within, 1923-1924 263

    Epilogue: With revolution, 1924- : Yucatan's legacy of frustration 288

    Appendix: Agrarian reform, 1915-1927 305

    Abbreviations used in notes 308

    Notes 311

    Select bibliography 373

    Index 392
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    "In addition to the relevance provided by contemporary events, the republication of Revolution from Without comes at a particularly effervescent moment in Latin American revolutionary studies. An ongoing discourse among political sociologists, anthropologists and historians has greatly enriched our understanding of the political economy and social history of revolutions and popular insurgencies."—from the preface to the paperback edition

    About The Author(s)

    Gilbert M. Joseph is Farnam Professor of History and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University.

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