Mexico's Crucial Century, 1810-1910 : An Introduction Paperback / softback
Part of the The Mexican Experience series
After Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, it began the work of forging its identity as an independent nation, a process that would endure throughout the crucial nineteenth century.
A weakened Mexico faced American territorial ambitions and economic pressure, and the U.S.-Mexican War threatened the fledgling nation's survival.
In 1876 Porfirio Diaz became president of Mexico, bringing political stability to the troubled nation.
Although Diaz initiated long-delayed economic development and laid the foundation of modern Mexico, his government was an oligarchy created at the expense of most Mexicans.
This accessible account guides the reader through a pivotal time in Mexican history, including such critical episodes as the reign of Santa Anna, the U.S.-Mexican War, and the Porfiriato.
Colin M. MacLachlan and William H. Beezley recount how the century between Mexico's independence and the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution had a lasting impact on the course of the nation's history.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 296 pages, 7 illustrations, 3 maps
- Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2010
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780803228443