Despite unprecedented economic growth, the injustices and turmoil endured by Mexico over the course of Porfirio Diaz’s three-decade presidency would lead to the outbreak of that country’s biggest social revolution. In this profusely-illustrated history book for children, the events surrounded Porfirio Diaz’s mandate are narrated in a simple, clear style. The book’s profuse illustrations contribute to a didactic and comprehensive understanding of the Porfiriato. The supplementary charts and the timeline spanning the 1876-1911 period help organize and narrow down the most relevant facts in this crucial chapter of Mexican history.
About the Author
Paola Morán is a history researcher and author. She has worked as a history researcher at the publishing house Editorial Clío, where she contributed to the creation of history books for the general public history, such as La ciudad y sus lago, Los sexenios de Enrique Krauze and the complete works of Francisco I. Madero. She has directed Fondo de Cultura Económica’s history collection and has served as a project coordinator at Editorial Clío. Some of her books include El Diario de Cristina and Rosenda y el extranjero.