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Gorostieta and the Cristiada
Gorostieta and the Cristiada

Gorostieta and the Cristiada

Mexico's Catholic Insurgency 1926-1929


124 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

PDF, $4.95 (US $4.95) (CA $4.95)

Publication Date: December 2011

ISBN 9781937799168

Rights: WOR

Editorial Mazatlan (Dec 2011)
Editorial Mazatlán

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Focusing on the career of Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, the "atheist" mercenary hired to lead the insurgent army, Gorostieta and the Cristiada: Mexico's Catholic Insurgency of 1926-1929 by Richard Grabman, is an extended look at the how a search for cheap oil, attempts to reign in corporate power and a struggle for a workable economic and political system clashed with religious and cultural traditions, leading to a violent upheaval which has echoes that last to this day.  Relying on Mexican and foreign sources, the book sees the "Cristiada" less as a "Catholic" insurgency than as a response to cultural change with lessons that could apply to today’s circumstances."Gorostieta and the Cristiada is not a story of heroes and villains, only of flawed human beings in a changing world and of our all-too-human inability to react to social change without resorting to violence," Grabman said in a recent interview.

Author Biography

Richard Grabman has written extensively on Mexican history and culture since moving to Mexico City in 2001.  His Gods, Gachupines and Gringos (Editorial Mazatlán, 2009) is one of the best selling popular histories of Mexico.