Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Rodolfo Rocha

Second Advisor

Dr. Michael Faubion

Third Advisor

Dr. Brian S. Butler


The purpose of this study is to reveal Federico Gonzalez Garza as a foremost figure of the Mexican Revolution. Chapter I examines the circumstances that gave form to Federico's ideology. Chapters II and III, analyze Federico's transcendental role during the 1910's presidential elections, and his involvement during the consequent revolution. Chapters IV and V analyze the challenges Federico encountered to transform a revolution into a government. Chapter VI reviews Federico's contribution to the insurgency against Victoriano Huerta and Venustiano Carranza. Chapter VII gives closure to this study, summarizing Federico's political and diplomatic achievements, and claiming recognition for his transcendental contribution to the history of Mexico. The study is mostly based in primary sources, including Federico's personal archive and the memoirs of contemporary characters of the revolution.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

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