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Specters of revolution : peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside

Author: Alexander Aviña
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Avina chronicles the peasant guerrilla movements that emerged in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero during the late 1960s. The National Revolutionary Civic Association and the Party of the Poor organised popular revolutionary armed struggles seeking the overthrow of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. Both guerrilla organisations materialized from a decades-long history of massacres and everyday  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aviña, Alexander.
Specters of revolution.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014
(DLC) 2013047265
(OCoLC)871788245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Aviña
ISBN: 9780199936588 0199936587 9780199345830 019934583X
OCLC Number: 883156831
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: Introduction: Guerrilla Ghosts in the Mexican Countryside --
1. Traditions and Legacies of Rebellion --
2. A Lesson in Civic Insurgency --
3. A Moment of True Democracy --
4. Re-treading Old Paths, Forging New Routes --
5. "There Was No Other Way" --
6. A Poor People's Revolution --
Conclusion: A Poor People's Utopia --
Epilogue: "The Bones Will Tell Us What Happened."
Other Titles: Peasant guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican countryside
Responsibility: Alexander Avina.

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Specters of Revolution examines the development of two guerrilla insurgencies led by schoolteachers in Mexico during the 1960s. Relying upon recently declassified documents and oral histories, it  Read more...

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