Sons of the Mexican Revolution: Miguel Alemán and His Generation by Ryan M. AlexanderSons of the Mexican Revolution: Miguel Alemán and His Generation by Ryan M. Alexander

Sons of the Mexican Revolution: Miguel Alemán and His Generation

byRyan M. Alexander

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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The 1946 Mexican presidential election signaled the ascent of a new generation of cosmopolitan civilian government officials, led by the magnetic lawyer Miguel Alemán. Supporters hailed them as modernizing visionaries whose policies laid the foundation for unprecedented economic growth, while critics decried the administration's toleration of rampant corruption, hostility to organized labor, and indifference to the rural poor. Setting aside these extremes of opinion in favor of a more balanced analysis, Sons of the Mexican Revolution traces the socialization of this ruling generation's members, from their earliest education through their rise to national prominence. Using a wide array of new archival sources, the author demonstrates that the transformative political decisions made by these men represented both their collective values as a generation and their effort to adapt those values to the realities of the Cold War.

Ryan M. Alexander is an assistant professor of history at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Title:Sons of the Mexican Revolution: Miguel Alemán and His GenerationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826357393

ISBN - 13:9780826357397

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"A must-read for the growing number of scholars working on the 1940s and early 1950s. The analysis and archival research will help scholars understand the early Cold War era in Latin America before the Cuban Revolution from a valuable new perspective."
--Ben Fallaw, author of Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico