Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread

Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread

Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread

Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread

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This book was begun as a study of the issues at stake between Mexico and the United States since 1910; but the matters in dispute between the two governments cannot be understood apart from the Mexican social milieu. It therefore seemed necessary to describe the Mexican complex of economic and social tensions that gave the diplomatic dispute its peculiar flavor and significance. So that the disputes between the two countries, summarized in the last chapter, may be seen against the proper setting, this is a book about Mexico. The Revolution of 1910 merely added to the complexity of the Mexican scene and made it even more difficult for Americans to understand Mexico's inner stress and strain.

Looked at objectively, the discussion as it developed between the two countries was really beside the point and never came to grips with the issues. Under the circumstances, it could not do so. The Mexicans were concerned with preserving . . .

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