Mexico's Crucial Century, 1810-1910 : An Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

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
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  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780803228443



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