Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State: The Taming of Caudillismo and Caciquismo in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Page count: 174 pages
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Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State is a political biography of General Maximino Avila Camacho (1891-1945), a powerful regional politician at the time when a party claiming to represent the goals of the Mexican Revolution first developed its long standing monopoly of Mexican politics. By tracing his career, we learn how and why the goals that had originally inspired the ‘party of the revolution’-primarily democracy and social justice-were sacrificed in order to empower it.