Justo Sierra


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Sierra, Justo

 

Born Jan. 26, 1848, in Campeche; died Sept. 13, 1912, in Madrid. Mexican government figure and historian.

Sierra was educated as a lawyer. For many years he taught history in a preparatory school. He worked on a number of newspapers and magazines, including La Tribuna, La Libertad, and El Siglo. From 1905 to 1911 he was minister of public education and fine arts; in 1912 he was appointed ambassador to Madrid. Sierra’s main work, The Political Evolution of the Mexican People (1902), is liberal and democratic in its views. It condemns the Anglo-French-Spanish intervention of 1861–67 and praises B. Juárez as the defender of Mexico’s sovereignty.

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Obras completas, vols. 1–14. Mexico City, 1948.
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A traves de sus paginas, el lector vera pasar a multitud de intelectuales, desde Justo Sierra y Ezequiel Chavez hasta Jose Emilio Pacheco, pasando por Felix Palavicini, Jose Vasconcelos, Martin Luis Guzman, Daniel Cosio Villegas y Carlos Fuentes, entre muchos mas, con una atencion especial en Alfonso Reyes y en la presencia de los intelectuales espanoles exiliados en Mexico a partir de finales de los anos treinta.
Mansilla, Juan Montalvo, vicente Riva Palacio, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Eduardo Wilde, Julio Lucas Jaimes, Carlos Martinez Silva, Justo Sierra, Miguel Cane, Eduardo Ladislao Holmbergo, Jose Maria Barrios de los Rios y Javier de viana son algunos ejemplos.