About the Book
This book fills a significant gap in the scholarship of the Mexican revolution by providing a detailed history of the northeastern state of Coahuila from the late Portifirian era to approximately 1920. It evaluates social, political, and economic developments that contributed to revolutionary activity within Coahuila and helped to shape the movements led by Francisco I. Madero and Venustiano Carranza. The Spirit of Hidalgo also examines the social bases and characteristics of support for Madero, Carranza, and other revolutionary factions. Pasztor also explores the role played by the extensive Coahuila-Texas border in financing the Mexican revolution. Finally, the immediate outcomes of the revolution are addressed through a study of the reforms introduced during the governorships of Carranza and Gustavo Espinosa Mireles.
Suzanne B. Pasztor is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Humboldt State University.
Praise for The Spirit of Hidalgo:
Anyone interested in Mexico’s revolutionary history should consult this book.
– John J. Dwyer, Bulletin of Latin American Research
An excellent study of the important role that Coahuila played in the Mexican Revolution and has demonstrated the extent to which political and economic factors contributed to revolutionary activity in the state.
– F. Todd Smith, Western Historical Quarterly
Pasztor narrates a compelling story… this study fills an important gap in the historiography of the revolution.
– Michael A. Ervin, Hispanic American Historical Review