Stormy Passage

Mexico from Colony to Republic, 1750–1850
by Eric Van Young (Author)
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In this engaging book, Eric Van Young traces the political, economic, and social development of Mexico through the crucial one hundred years of its remarkable transition from a relatively prosperous Spanish colony to a violently unstable republic marked by economic stagnation, political confrontation, and burgeoning efforts at modernization. Featuring primary sources from figures of the period, Van Young discusses the political instability of the period—internal warfare, military uprisings, intermittent dictatorships, sharp conflicts among political groupings—and attributes them to a belief by political actors in the fundamental lack of legitimacy in central government institutions after the sweeping away of the Bourbon imperial structure and its replacement first with a very short-lived Mexican empire followed by a series of increasingly authoritarian aspirational republican constitutions.

Format
EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Publication date
May 11, 2022
Publisher
Page count
360
ISBN
9781442209039
Paper ISBN
9781442209015
File size
2 MB
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