Synopses & Reviews
Attention to Mexico's history after 1940 stands in the shadow of the country's epic revolution of 19101923, and historians and scholars tend to bring their focus on Mexican history to a close with the end of the Lzaro Crdenas presidency in 1940. Mex
Fundamentally concerned with political and economic issues at the national level, Niblo (history, La Trobe U., Melbourne) explores the post Cardenas regimes of Mexico as they shifted from a radical economic nationalism to a more orthodox pattern of unlimited capital accumulation and a closer accommodation to the interests and policies of the United States. He argues that the new economic pattern was heavily responsible for the official corruption and centralization evident in this period. The shift to neoliberalism in the 1980s and 1990s was one of degree and not of kind, according to his view.