Mexico: PRI Regime (1940-1968)
(see also Mexico, Mexico: Revolution, Mexico: Revolutionary Consolidation, Mexico: Chiapas, Mexico: Guerrero, Mexico: Oaxaca, Mexico-US Border, Mexico: Women's History, Mexican American Life & Values & Mexican American Movements)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Davis, Charles L. & Kenneth M. Coleman. "Electoral change in the one-party dominant Mexican polity, 1958-73: evidence from Mexico City," Journal of Developing Areas 16 (1982).
Feldstein, Kathleen & Martin Feldstein. "Mexico's maestro," World Monitor (7/92):43-49. President Salinas brings new economic policies.
Frazier, Lessie Jo & Deborah Cohen. "Defining the space of Mexico '68: heroic masculinity in the prison & 'women' in the streets," Hispanic American Historical Review 83,4 (11/03):617-60.
Jones, M.R. "PRI disposed?" In These Times (2/5/96):24-25.
Kaplan, Robert D. "History moving north," Atlantic Monthly (2/97):21-31. Globilization creates symbiotic relationship between US & Mexico.
_________. "After elections, apocalypse?" Nation (8/15/94):157-160
Ross, John. "Mexicans wonder if there's life after NAFTA," National Catholic Reporter (3/31/95):13.
Sherman, Scott. "Remembering Tlatelolco," Nation (12/7/98):22-24.
Shorris, Earl. "Inside the UNAM strike," Nation (3/13/00):16-18.
Silverstein, Ken & Alexander Cockburn. "The killers & the killing," Nation (3/6/95):306-312.
Skinner, Joseph. "Octopus of the airwaves," MR 39,4 (9/87):44-49.
Taibo, Paco Ignacio. "Mexico's days of melodrama," Nation (4/25/94):557-559.
__________. "Help! I'm living in a telenovela," Nation (4/24/95):559-562.
Taylor, Robin. “Pope passed Mexican poor at 50 km. an hour,” National Catholic Reporter (5/25/90):9.
Todd, Walker F. "Bailing out the creditor class," Nation (2/13/95):193-194.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Colmenares M., Ismael y otros (eds.) Cien años de lucha de clases en México (2 vols.; México: Quinto Sol, 1978-80).
Hodges, Donald & Ross Gandy. Mexico Under Siege: Popular Resistance to Presidential Despotism (NY: Palgrave, 2002). From the veer to the right in 1940 to the presidential elections of 2000.
__________. Mexico, The End of the Revolution (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001).
Joseph, Gilbert M. & Timothy J. Henderson (eds.) The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).
Moreno, Julio. Yankee Don't Go Home: Mexican Nationalism, American Business Culture, & the Shaping of Modern Mexico, 1920-1950 (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 2003).
Rodriguez, Victoria E. Decentralization in Mexico: From Reforma Municipal to Solidaridad to Nuevo Federalismo (Boulder CO: Westview, 1997).
In the Library: Fiction
Fuentes, Carlos. La muerte de Artemio Cruz [The Death of Artemio Cruz] (México, 196?; English trans. NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1964.
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Una familia de tantas" , dir. Alejandro Galindo, 130m. Sincere, almost documentary portrait of a middle-class family of that day.
"La ley de Herodes" , dir. Luis Estrada, ?m.