DescriptionJohns product captures the pulse of a city fighting, with a sure hand, both for sand and glare. . . . Whoever deals in Mexico the way they should read this document carefully, or ignore at their peril. It is simply superb. “- Karl W. Butzer, Dickson Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin Mexico City assumed its present character in the early twentieth century, during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876-1911). In those years, Wealthy Mexicans away from the Zocalo, a traditional center of the city, western suburbs, where they sought to imitate European and American lifestyles. At the same time, the poorest Mexicans, many of whom were peasants, full of people. .. More>>

The City of Mexico in the Age of Díaz

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