East Michoacán from the Conquest to the Revolution

Matthew Butler

in Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780197262986
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734656 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

East Michoacán from the Conquest to the Revolution

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This chapter examines the political, economic and cultural history of Michoacán, Mexico from the colonial period to the 1910 revolution. It argues that different processes of historical formation produced rather different cultural and religious outcomes in different local communities. It explains that the post-revolutionary state formation was a bloody process and that local conflicts tended to crystallize around three local institutions, which are village lands, schools and churches.

Keywords: Michoacán; political history; economic history; cultural history; Mexico; state formation; local conflicts; village lands; schools; churches

Chapter.  15893 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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