The Imagined Underworld

The Imagined Underworld

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Recounts six infamous crimes committed in nineteenth-century Mexico City and the underworld they were used to create. Examining judicial records, newspapers, government documents, and travel accounts, the author uncovers the truth behind some of nineteenth-century Mexico's most notorious criminals, including the serial killer qEl Chalequero.q5 Mexico Citya#39;s ruling class did indeed imagine themselves the future of their country. They also desired to educate and guide the middle class toward this ideal. Yet they also attempted to distance themselves from the other Mexico, the vastanbsp;...

Title:The Imagined Underworld
Author:James Alex Garza
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2007-12-01


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