Cárdenas and the Caste War that Wasn’t: State Power and Indigenismo in Post-Revolutionary Yucatán

  title={C{\'a}rdenas and the Caste War that Wasn’t: State Power and Indigenismo in Post-Revolutionary Yucat{\'a}n},
  author={Ben Fallaw},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={551 - 577}
  • Ben Fallaw
  • Published 1 April 1997
  • Political Science
  • The Americas
The Caste War that devastated Yucatán in the middle of the nineteenth century cast a long shadow across ethnic relations and politics in the state decades after its effective end. During the Mexican Revolution and the subsequent period of national reconstruction, revolutionary politicians invoked the Caste War as a precursor to the Revolution and as justification for post-Revolutionary projects, in particular indigenismo. The state’s indigenist policy advocated, in the words of Alan Knight, the… 

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