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The Resource Mexicans at arms : puro federalists and the politics of war, 1845-1848, Pedro Santoni

Mexicans at arms : puro federalists and the politics of war, 1845-1848, Pedro Santoni

Label
Mexicans at arms : puro federalists and the politics of war, 1845-1848
Title
Mexicans at arms
Title remainder
puro federalists and the politics of war, 1845-1848
Statement of responsibility
Pedro Santoni
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The decades that followed independence from Spain in 1821 transformed Mexico from a strong, stable colony to a republic suffering from economic decline, political turmoil, regional divisions and class hatred. This chaotic state hindered efforts of the young republic to meet the aggressive expansionism of the United States between 1845 and 1848. Pedro Santoni sheds new light on Mexican political history during the conflict - a much neglected subject - through a comprehensive examination of the only Mexican political bloc that wanted war with the United States. Led by Valentin Gomez Farias, this faction was the radical federalists, who in 1846 took the name of puros
  • Santoni demonstrates the reasons for the failure of the puros' efforts to gain political power and coordinate the war effort. Examining the puros' attempts to reestablish federalism in Mexico, shape public opinion, develop a civic militia and forge alliances with senior army officers and opposing political groups, Santoni maintains that the economic, social and political troubles of Mexico nullified the puros' endeavors to direct armed resistance against the Americans. He also dispels some of the erroneous notions - that the puros and Gomez Farias were self-serving and corrupt and sold out Mexico to the United States, for example - that have been propagated by historians in the past
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.6/21
Index
index present
LC call number
E407
LC item number
.S26 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mexicans at arms : puro federalists and the politics of war, 1845-1848, Pedro Santoni
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780875651583
Lccn
95052183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33947975
  • 2066447
  • (OCoLC)33947975
  • (OCoLC)ocm33947975
  • 2066447
Label
Mexicans at arms : puro federalists and the politics of war, 1845-1848, Pedro Santoni
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780875651583
Lccn
95052183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33947975
  • 2066447
  • (OCoLC)33947975
  • (OCoLC)ocm33947975
  • 2066447

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