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Rebellion Now and Forever: Mayas, Hispanics, and Caste War Violence in Yucatan, 1800-1880

Terry Rugeley


This book explores the origins, process, and consequences of forty years of nearly continual political violence in southeastern Mexico. Rather than recounting the well-worn narrative of the Caste War, it focuses instead on how four decades of violence helped shape social and political institutions of the Mexican southeast. The book looks at Yucatán's famous Caste War from the perspective of the vast majority of Hispanics and Maya peasants who did not join in the great ethnic rebellion of 1847. It shows how the history of nonrebel territory was as dramatic and as violent as the front lines of t ... More

Keywords: political violence, Mexico, political institutions, Yucatán, Caste War, Hispanics, Mayas, ethnic rebellion, Mexican society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760485
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry Rugeley, author