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  • Foreword / William Roseberry xi

    Preface xvii

    Introduction: Reasons to Be Cheerful / Daniel Nugent 1

    I. Popular Nationalism and Anti-Imperialism in the Mexican Countryside

    The United States and the Mexican Peasantry, circa 1880-1940 / Alan Knight 25

    Measuring Influence: The United States and the Mexican Peasantry / John H. Coatsworth 64

    Social Unrest, Nationalism, and American Capital in the Mexican Countryside, 1876-1920 / John Mason Hart 72

    Villismo: Nationalism and Popular Mobilization in Northern Mexico / Ruben Osorio 89

    II. Class, Ethnicity, and Space in Mexican Rural Revolts

    Rancheros and Rebellion: The Case of Northwestern Chihuahua, 1905-1909 / Jane-Dale Lloyd 107

    Mixtec Political Consciousness: From Passive to Active Resistance / Michael Kearney 134

    Space and Revolution in Northeastern Chihuahua / Maria Teresa Koreck 147

    III. U.S. Intervention and Popular Ideology

    The United States, Feuding Elites, and Rural Revolt in Yucatan, 1836-1915 / Gilbert M. Joseph 173

    U.S. Military Intervention, Revolutionary Mobilization, and Popular Ideology in the Chihuahua Sierra, 1916-1917 / Ana Maria Alonso 207

    From Alliance to Dependency: The Formation and Deformation of an Alliance between Francisco Villa and the United States / Friedrich Katz 239

    IV. Resistance and Persistence

    Chiapas and the Rebellion of the Enchanted World / Adolfo Gilly 261

    Bibliography 335

    Index 365

    Contributors 381

  • Daniel Nugent

    William C. Roseberry

    Alan Knight

    John Coatsworth

    Ruben Osorio

    Jane-Dale Lloyd

    Michael Kearney

    Terri Koreck

    Ana Alonso

    Friedrich Katz

    Adolfo Gilly

  • "Given its wide interdisciplinary scope and its combination of current relevance with deep historical knowledge, it is safe to say that this book will be welcomed in many quarters."—Paul Friedrich, University of Chicago — N/A

    "This is the best country-focused collection of essays available on rural politics and peasant movements in Latin America."—Leon Zamosc, University of California at San Diego — N/A

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  • Description

    Rural Revolt in Mexico is a historical investigation of how subaltern political activity engages imperialism, capitalism, and the United States. In this volume, Daniel Nugent has gathered a group of leading scholars whose work examines the relationship of revolts by peasants and Indians in Mexico to the past century of U.S. intervention—from the rural rebellions of the 1840s through the 1910 revolution to the 1994 uprising in Chiapas.
    Through their studies of social movements and popular mobilization in the Mexican countryside, the contributors argue for understanding rural revolts in terms of the specific historical contexts of particular regions and peoples, as well as the broader context of unequal cultural, political, and economic relations between Mexico and the United States. Exploring the connections between external and internal factors in social movements, these essays reveal the wide range of organized efforts through which peasants and Indians have struggled to shape their own destiny while confronted by the influence of U.S. capital and military might. Originally published as a limited edition in 1988 by the Center for U. S.–Mexican Studies, this volume presents a pioneering effort by Latin Americanist scholars to sympathetically embrace and enrich work begun in Subaltern Studies between 1982 and 1987 by projecting it onto a different region of historical experience. This revised and expanded edition includes a new introduction by Daniel Nugent and an extensive essay by Adolfo Gilly on the recent Chiapas uprising.

    About The Author(s)

    Daniel Nugent (1954–1997) was a professor of anthropology and Latin American studies, a managing editor of the Journal of Historical Sociology, and coeditor of Everyday Forms of State Formation, also published by Duke University Press.

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