Independent Mexico: The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858 by Will FowlerIndependent Mexico: The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858 by Will Fowler

Independent Mexico: The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858

byWill Fowler

Paperback | January 1, 2016

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In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d'état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary action that relied first on the proclamation and circulation of a plan that listed the petitioners' demands and then on endorsement by copycat pronunciamientos that forced the authorities, be they national or regional, to the negotiating table.
 
In Independent Mexico, Will Fowler provides a comprehensive overview of the pronunciamiento practice following the Plan of Iguala. This fourth and final installment in, and culmination of, a larger exploration of the pronunciamiento highlights the extent to which this model of political contestation evolved. The result of more than three decades of pronunciamiento politics was the bloody Civil War of the Reforma (1858-60) and the ensuing French Intervention (1862-67). Given the frequency and importance of the pronunciamiento, this book is also a concise political history of independent Mexico.
 
Will Fowler is a professor of Latin American studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author or editor of several books, including Forceful Negotiations; Malcontents, Rebels, and "Pronunciados"; and Celebrating Insurrection, all published by the University of Nebraska Press.
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Title:Independent Mexico: The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2016Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Maps    
Preface    
Acknowledgments    
Chronology of Main Events and Pronunciamientos, 1821-1858    
1. "Soft" Coups, Occupations, and "Gestures of Rebellion": The Pronunciamiento, Past and Present Interpretations    
2. The Origins of Mexico's Mimetic Insurrectionism: The Foundational Pronunciamientos of Cabezas de San Juan and Iguala, 1820-1821    
3. The Voice of the Provinces: The Insurrectional Contagion of Mexico's First Pronunciamientos, 1821-1831    
4. When the Pronunciamiento Went Viral: The Popularization of the Pronunciamiento, 1832-1842    
5. From Forceful Negotiation to Civil War: The Pronunciamientos, Coups d'État, and Revolutions of the Mid-Nineteenth Century, 1843-1858    
Conclusion: Mimetic Insurrectionism, the Pronunciamiento, and Independent Mexico    
Notes    
Bibliography    
Index    
 

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"Independent Mexico is one of the best college history texts I have read in a long time. The book is imaginative, well conceived, and well researched. . . . Will Fowler has put together a fascinating book on one of the most contested topics in the current debate about Latin America: the role of force in history."-Abdiel Oñate, professor of Latin American studies at San Francisco State University  - Abdiel Oñate - 20150305