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PRECIADO DE ALBA, Carlos Armando. Acciones políticas y proyectos económicos en Guanajuato frente al conflicto de la Sierra Gorda 1847-1852. LiminaR [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.2, pp.152-163. ISSN 2007-8900.

This article connects the establishment in 1848 of a presidio at Atargea, in Guanajuato's Sierra Gorda, to elite fears of social dissolution. Guanajuato officials worried that the recent outbreak of rebellion in the Sierra Gorda mirrored the contemporaneous Caste War in Yucatán and Europe's Revolution of1848. To meet that threat, the state government conceived the presidio as an instrument of a larger project aimed at integrating the Sierra Gorda into the established order. The presidio was to contain popular violence through armedforce, but also to reactivate the mining industry in the region. Hence the presidio was to supply apolitical and economic antidote to the spreading contagion of unrest.

Keywords : Atargea; politics class Guanajuatense; Guanajuato; presidio; European revolutions; Sierra Gorda.

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