When I was in grad school, an eminent political historian told me that there was no need to study the Porfiriato anymore, because Daniel Cosío Villegas had said everything there was to say in his monumental Historia Moderna de México. As the years have passed, however, historians have returned to the Porfiriato, asking different questions and looking for completely different answers. This is due, in part, to shifts in both the American academic agenda, in which culture and cultural studies have gained preeminence, and the Mexican political agenda, in which democracy is now a central concern.
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Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
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