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From Many, One : Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista, Mexico, 1924-1935 (Paperback)

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During his presidency and the period known as the Maximato, Plutarco Elias Calles put in place a series of national educational policies with the goal of constructing an economically prosperous and culturally unified Mexico. From Many, One examines the Calles government''s attempts to centralize control over education in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands region and to transform its rural and indigenous inhabitants into more "mainstream" Mexicans. Calles'' nation-building programs met with varying degrees of success. Not surprisingly, his new educational policies sparked a good deal of backlash among those affected. Andrae Marak''s analysis focuses on three main incidents which caused the most contention: the establishment of frontier schools along the border in order to promote nationalism and protect against the onslaught of U.S. cultural and economic imperialism; the takeover of state primary schools by government inspectors in Chihuahua; and the government''s indigenous assimilation program, which aimed to integrate numerous culturally distinct groups into a monocultural Mexican nation.


Publisher Univ of Calgary Pr
Mfg Part# 9781552382509
SKU 208668764
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1552382508
Release Date 4/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0226
Publisher University of Calgary Press
Series Part 07
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