Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846 The American Southwest under Mexico

ISBN-10: 0826306039
ISBN-13: 9780826306036
Edition: 1982
List price: $29.95
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 6/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The quarter-century of Mexican sovereignty over the land that is today the American Southwest was a period of turmoil and transition. Between 1821 and 1846, Mexico Citys ties to the far northern frontier were steadily weakened by domestic political and social strife as well as by foreign economic encroachment. The gradual loss of social and economic links and the eventual lapse of political allegiance is perceptively reinterpreted from the Mexican perspective by Professor Weber. The book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of the West and the Southwest. The late Ray Allen Billington praised the book as meticulously prepared, sparklingly written, and brilliantly interpreted. Its perspective will affect all writing on western history for a generation to come.

Howard R. Lamar is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale and a former president of that university.

Foreword
Preface
�viva La Independencia!
The New Politics
The Collapse of the Missions
The Church in Jeopardy
Indios B�rbaros, Norteamericanos, and the Failure of the Velvet Glove
Crumbling Presidios, Citizen-Soldiers, and the Failure of the Iron Fist
The New Colonialism: Americans and the Frontier Economy
Regulating the Economy: Frontier Vs. Nation
"To Govern is to Populate": The Peopling of Texas
The "Texas Game" Again?: Peopling California and New Mexico
Society and Culture in Transition
Separatism and Rebellion
The Mexican Frontier in Perspective
Appendix: Provincial Governors 1821-46
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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