Mexico's Crucial Century, 1810-1910: An Introduction

Mexico's Crucial Century, 1810-1910: An Introduction

by William H. Beezley, Colin M. MacLachlan

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ISBN-13: 9780803228443
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Series: The Mexican Experience Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Colin M. MacLachlan is the John Christie Barr Distinguished Professor of History at Tulane University. He has written numerous historical works, including Spain’s Empire in the New World: The Role of Ideas in Institutional and Social Change; Argentina: What Went Wrong; and (with William H. Beezley) Mexicans in Revolution, 1910–1946 (Nebraska 2009). William H. Beezley is a professor of history at the University of Arizona. He is the author or editor of many books, including Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico (2nd ed.), available in a Bison Books edition, and The Oxford History of Mexico.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Maps viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The National Trauma 1

1 Spain and Its Empire in Crisis 7

2 Santa Anna's Era 53

3 Liberalism, Reform, and Napoleon III 77

4 The Restored Republic 105

5 Constructing the Porfiriato 145

6 The Socioeconomic Pyramid 169

7 Soft Diplomacy 201

8 Fatal Vulnerabilities 217

Conclusion: A Crucial Century Assessed 239

Notes 249

Suggested Readings in English 263

Index 271

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