ERIC Number: ED221322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Jose Vasconcelos--A Man for All the Americas. The Tinker Pamphlet Series for the Teaching of Mexican American Heritage.
Miller, Hubert J.
Due to his dissatisfaction with the Diaz government, Jose Vasconcelos joined the revolutionary leader Francisco Madero, who along with other rebel leaders, brought an end to the Diaz regime in 1911. Vasconcelos shared the successes and misfortunes that followed Diaz's overthrow. When the Madero government came to an abrupt end in 1913, Vasconcelos went into exile which, with one brief interruption, continued until 1920. In the early 1920's, Vasconcelos was rector of the national university, and then under President Alvaro Obregon was minister of education. With the ascendancy of Plutarco Elias Calles to the presidency, Vasconcelos went into exile until 1929, when he became a candidate for the presidency. His subsequent defeat left him with a bitter memory and to his dying day he claimed he was unjustly deprived of the presidency. Again Vasconcelos went into exile until 1940 when he returned and lived in Mexico City until his death in 1959. Vasconcelo's most significant writings were done during his exile years. Intended as a teaching tool for teachers, this booklet aims to set forth the most salient features of Jose Vasconcelos' life. A 35-item bibliography provides additional sources of information and some films and filmstrips. (Author/NQA)
Descriptors: Biographies, Community Leaders, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Conflict, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mexican American History, Mexicans, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Revolution, Social History, Western Civilization
The New Santander Press, P.O. Box 471, Edinburg, Texas 78539 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico