The City of Mexico in the Age of Díaz

Michael Johns

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The City of Mexico in the Age of Díaz

The City of Mexico in the Age of D az Mexico City assumed its current character around the turn of the twentieth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz In those years wealthy Mexicans moved away from the Zocalo the

  • Title: The City of Mexico in the Age of Díaz
  • Author: Michael Johns
  • ISBN: 9780292740488
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mexico City assumed its current character around the turn of the twentieth century, during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz 1876 1911 In those years, wealthy Mexicans moved away from the Zocalo, the city s traditional center, to western suburbs where they sought to imitate European and American ways of life At the same time, poorer Mexicans, many of whom were peasantsMexico City assumed its current character around the turn of the twentieth century, during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz 1876 1911 In those years, wealthy Mexicans moved away from the Zocalo, the city s traditional center, to western suburbs where they sought to imitate European and American ways of life At the same time, poorer Mexicans, many of whom were peasants, crowded into eastern suburbs that lacked such basic amenities as schools, potable water, and adequate sewerage These slums looked and felt like rural villages than city neighborhoods A century and some twenty million inhabitants later, Mexico City retains its divided, robust, and almost labyrinthine character.In this provocative and beautifully written book, Michael Johns proposes to fathom the character of Mexico City and, through it, the Mexican national character that shaped and was shaped by the capital city Drawing on sources from government documents to newspapers to literary works, he looks at such things as work, taste, violence, architecture, and political power during the formative Diaz era From this portrait of daily life in Mexico City, he shows us the qualities that make a Mexican a Mexican and have created a culture in which, as the Mexican saying goes, everything changes so that everything remains the same.

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    1. David Groves on said:

      Many history books cover only the official things. They tell you who took power, how many troops it took to take power, who the threats were to power, what the prominent citizens did, when the prominent buildings were built, & etc. What is lacking, and what I was looking for with regard to Mexico, was a portrait of what it felt like to live everyday life in the Diaz regime. I found it here.Here, I learned about the westside salons of Mexico City and the eastside slums. Not only that, but wha [...]

    2. the gift on said:

      not as interesting as the other john's book (moment of grace: the american city in 1950's), but engaging intro to mexico city, mexico, politics and economics, with some reference to the aztec history of mestizo population. place to start, not end reading on mexico city.

    3. Mark on said:

      This is a short, but interesting history of Mexico City during the 35 year dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. It was during this period that the center of wealth moved from the original colonial city centered around the Zocalo to the newer areas along the Reforma.

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