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dc.contributor.authorGonzales, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T18:57:03Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T18:57:03Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.citationMICHAEL J. GONZALES (2007). Imagining Mexico in 1910: Visions of the Patria in the Centennial Celebration in Mexico City. Journal of Latin American Studies, 39, pp 495-533en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-216X
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/13428
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10843/13428
dc.description.abstractMexico’s 1910 Centenario reflected a popular trend in Western Europe and its former colonies to use centenaries of important historical events to promote political programmes and philosophies through the construction of historical memory. Centennial organisers in Mexico linked Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Jose´ Maria Morelos to President Porfirio Dı´az in words and symbols, and associated state formation and civic culture with Liberal leaders and policies, such as public education, material progress and secularism. The planners also promoted Morelos as a mestizo icon and symbol for national identity and integration, while they simultaneously celebrated Mexico’s pre-Columbian cultures and criticised contemporary natives as impediments to progress. The Centennial’s audience included hundreds of thousands of Mexicans as well as foreigners from around the globe, who came away with different impressions based on their cultural perspectives, political philosophies and material interests. Following the overthrow of Dı´az in 1911, Mexico’s revolutionary governments continued to use Independence Day celebrations to promote their programmes, including some whose origins lay in the Porfiriato. As we approach the bicentenary of Latin American independence, competing visions of patrias will likely surface and provide insights into the construction of historical memory and contemporary political discourse.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjecthistorical memoryen_US
dc.subjectHiguel Hidalgo y Costillaen_US
dc.subjectJose Maria Morelosen_US
dc.subjectPorfirio Dı´azen_US
dc.titleImagining Mexico in 1910: Visions of the Patria in the Centennial Celebration in Mexico Cityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.altlocation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X07002829en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Latino and Latin American Studies


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