This article situates Tzvi Medin’s book El sexenio alemanista as an example of the methodological dilemma that arises among scholars of the post-Revolutionary period in Mexico: whether to adopt a systemic perspective or a historic one. Even though our presentation emphasizes the differences between these approaches, Medin’s research is appraised as a contribution that recuperates the singular features of the Mexican political experience at the start of the Cold War. This article surveys how Medin’s work has served to illuminate the concrete innovations and contributions of Miguel Alemán’s presidency (1946-1952), examining his own administration and its medium-term repercussions for political history.
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