Judas At The Jockey Club And Other Episodes Of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)
Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (Second Edition)
From Library Journal
Just beneath the surface of this seemingly lighthearted little book is a very thick foundation of solid scholarship. The author succeeds admirably in opening a window to the minds of turn-of-the-century Mexicans pursuing the elusive idea of progress. Beezley looks at bicycle riding, cockfighting, sports, and Judas burning, as activities that illustrate the psychological pushes and pulls that characterized this important period of Mexican history. He has provided undergraduates and graduate students...