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The Formation of the Ejido of Unión Zapata

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520222373
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0010
The Formation of the Ejido of Unión Zapata

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This chapter outlines the local history of Unión Zapata, which is strongly connected to the figure of Lázaro Cárdenas. It shows that unlike Santa María del Tule, Unión Zapata hardly existed as a population site before the formation of the ejido. It also records the formation of the Unión Zapata, its relationship with Cárdenas, and the present memories and understandings of local history in relation to Zapata and Cárdenas.

Keywords: Unión Zapata; local history; Lázaro Cárdenas; ejido

Chapter.  7936 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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