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Santa Anna of Mexico

Santa Anna of Mexico

by Will Fowler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803226381

ISBN-13: 9780803226388

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794–1876) is one of the most famous, and infamous, figures in Mexican history. Six times the country’s president, he is consistently depicted as a traitor, a turncoat, and a tyrant—the exclusive cause of all of Mexico’s misfortunes following the country’s independence from Spain. He is also, as this

Overview


Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794–1876) is one of the most famous, and infamous, figures in Mexican history. Six times the country’s president, he is consistently depicted as a traitor, a turncoat, and a tyrant—the exclusive cause of all of Mexico’s misfortunes following the country’s independence from Spain. He is also, as this biography makes clear, grossly misrepresented.
 
Will Fowler provides a revised picture of Santa Anna’s life, offering new insights into his activities in his bailiwick of Veracruz and in his numerous military engagements. The Santa Anna who emerges from this book is an intelligent, dynamic, yet reluctant leader, ingeniously deceptive at times, courageous and patriotic at others. His extraordinary story is that of a middle-class provincial criollo, a high-ranking officer, an arbitrator, a dedicated landowner, and a political leader who tried to prosper personally and help his country develop at a time of severe and repeated crises, as the colony that was New Spain gave way to a young, troubled, besieged, and beleaguered Mexican nation.
 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803226388
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     viii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: Traitor, Turncoat, and Tyrant     xvii
Santa Anna's Early Life, 1794-1823
Between the Volcano and the Sea, 1794-1810     3
An Officer and a Gentleman, 1810-1821     20
Liberator of Veracruz, Founder of the Republic, 1821-1823     43
The Making of a Caudillo, 1823-1832
A Federalist on the Periphery, 1823-1825     71
Among the Jarochos, 1825-1828     88
General of Tricks, 1828-1832     109
The Returns of the Phoenix, 1832-1841
The Absentee President, 1832-1835     133
The Warrior President, 1835-1837     158
The Landowner President, 1837-1841     184
A Road Paved with Good Intentions, 1841-1848
The Santanista Project, 1841-1844     213
Our Man in Havana, 1844-1846     238
The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848     256
The Autumn of the Patriarch, 1849-1876
The Man Who Would Be King, 1849-1855     289
The General in His Labyrinth, 1856-1876     317
Conclusion: "A Good Mexican"     346
Chronology     369
Notes     391
Bibliography     449
Index     477

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