Title

Review of: Vagrants and Citizens: Politics and the Masses in Mexico City from Colony to Republic by Richard Warren

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

7-2003

Publication Title

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

Department

History

Abstract

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.

Volume

9

Issue

1

pp.

95-97

ISSN

1326-0219