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Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War

Julia G. Young


This book investigates the intersections between Mexico’s Cristero War (1926–1929) and Mexican migration to the United States during the late 1920s. In doing so, it reframes the Cristero War as a transnational conflict, and underscores the deep religious devotion that informed the lives and political affiliations of many Mexican emigrants. The book analyzes the formation, actions, and ideologies of the Cristero diaspora, a network of tens of thousands of Mexican emigrants, exiles, and refugees across the United States who supported the Catholic uprising from beyond the border. This group parti ... More

Keywords: Cristero War, Mexico, emigration, migration, diaspora, transnationalism, US-Mexico border, religion, Catholic Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190205003
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia G. Young, author
The Catholic University of America