Review of: Vagrants and Citizens: Politics and the Masses in Mexico City from Colony to Republic by Richard Warren
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies
Richard Warren's Vagrants and Citizens is an important addition to the small but growing body of literature on Mexico's immediate postindependence decades. Much of this literature emphasises the ‘ruralisation’ of power, with ‘quiet cities’ notable for their contrast with a conflictive countryside. By contrast, Warren uses events in Mexico City to highlight the changing relationship between elites and urban masses, which he argues is central to Mexico's early political evolution.
Lear, John. "Richard A. Warren, Vagrants and Citizens: Politics and the Masses in Mexico City from Colony to Republic." Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research. 9.1 (2003): 95-97. Print.