Diaz by David HannayDiaz by David Hannay


byDavid Hannay

Paperback | January 5, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE FIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENCY From 1871 to 1877 Diaz was engaged in the struggle which ended by making him President of Mexico. During the first of these six years his opponent was Juarez. For the rest of the time he was in conflict with Lerdo and then with a new enemy, Don Jose M. Iglesias. His course was not unchecked, nor was his victory easy. When the Congress declared Juarez duly elected on October 12, 1871, Diaz allowed some three weeks to pass before he took open action. The riotous protests made at various towns by his followers could hardly have taken place if he had been known to disapprove of them strongly, but he did not hasten to produce the "plan" which invariably states the case of a Mexican " pronunciamiento," and is the notification to all whom it may concern that a party is in arms. The methods used in the constitutional conflicts of the Republic are not ours, but they have this much in common with the usages of British or American parties, that they include a programme or platform, and a " good cry " with which " to go to the country." There, too, as in countries of less picturesque ways, political action is preceded by consultations of managers, and a leader has to yield to the solicitations of enthusiastic supporters. Don Porfirio states that it was on the urgent appeals of his friends that he finally decided to put himself at the head of a revolutionary movement. The council in which the resolution to act was taken was held at his hacienda, or ranch, La Noria, on or about November 8. The programme was drawn up and the cry was raised. As the first was subsequently revised and reissued at other places, no more need be said of it now than that fit was based on the demand for the Constitution of 1857 and freedom of election. t^The cry ado...
Title:DiazFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217204155

ISBN - 13:9780217204156