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This work reconstructs the history of Mexico’s forgotten “Religionero” rebellion of 1873–1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada. An essentially grassroots movement—organized by indigenous, Afro-Mexican, and mestizo parishioners in Mexico’s central-western Catholic heartland—the Religionero rebellion erupted in response to a series of anticlerical measures raised to constitutional status by the Lerdo government. These “Laws of Reform” decreed the full independence of Church and state, secularized marriage and burial practices, prohibited acts of public worship, and severely curtailed the Church’s ability to own and administer property. A comprehensive reconstruction of the revolt and a critical reappraisal of its significance, this book places ordinary Catholics at the center of the story of Mexico’s fragmented nineteenth-century secularization and Catholic revival.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 1. Death to the Protestants! Long Live Religion!: The Religionero Rebellion in Michoacán, 1873–1876
  2. pp. 23-60
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  1. 2. The Other Reforma: Clerical Accomodation and Catholic Restoration in Central-Western Mexico
  2. pp. 61-96
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  1. 3. A Levitical City Divided: Religious Culture and Religionero Violence in Northwestern Michoacán
  2. pp. 97-132
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  1. 4. Martyrs for Our Lord: Baroque Catholicism, Religionero Mobilization, and the Taming of the Reforma in Central Michoacán
  2. pp. 133-172
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  1. 5. “Spiritual Orphans”: Religioneros and the Modernization of Southwest Michoacán
  2. pp. 173-208
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  1. 6. Lerdismo Derailed: The Religioneros, Porfirio Díaz, and the Twilight of the Reforma in Michoacán, 1876–1878
  2. pp. 209-238
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  1. Conclusions
  2. pp. 239-250
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  1. Appendix A. The Plan of Nuevo Urecho
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Appendix B. The Manifesto of Tzitzio
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. Appendix C. Proclamation of Colonel Juan de Dios Rodríguez
  2. pp. 257-258
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 259-342
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 343-366
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 367-378
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826361288
Related ISBN
9780826361271
MARC Record
OCLC
1114283021
Pages
440
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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