Monday, May 27, 2013

Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread

Tannenbaum, Frank, Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1950.

Reviewed in Foreign Affairs.

From the author’s Introduction:
This book was begun as a study of the issues at stake between Mexico and the United States since 1910; but the matters in dispute between the two governments cannot be understood apart from the Mexican social milieu. It therefore seemed necessary to describe the Mexican complex of social and economic tensions that gave the diplomatic dispute its peculiar flavor and significance. So that the disputes between the two countries, summarized in the last chapter, may be seen against the proper setting, this is a book about Mexico. The Revolution of 1910 merely added to the complexity of the Mexican scene and made it even more difficult for Americans to understand Mexico’s inner stress and strain.

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