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Emilio Rabasa and the Survival of Porfirian LiberalismThe Man, His Career, and His Ideas, 1856-1930$
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Charles A. Hale

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758765

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758765.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Nineteenth-Century Heritage

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Emilio Rabasa and the Survival of Porfirian Liberalism
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758765.003.0001

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to present (as far as possible) a full biographical portrait of Emilio Rabasa, whose life spanned three critical but distinct periods: the era of Porfirio Díaz (1877–1911), the Revolution (1910–20), and the reconstructive years of the 1920s. Rabasa is of particular interest because his ideas and career constitute intellectual continuity and survival from the old regime to the new regime. It then compares Rabasa's reputation and continuing influence to those of other important Porfirian intellectuals. This is followed by a discussion of the Mexican version of historical constitutionalism which is revealed in three episodes from the 1820s to the 1890s.

Keywords:   biography, Porfirio Díaz, Mexican Revolution, politicians, historical constitutionalism

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