Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico Men, Women, and War

ISBN-10: 0826321712
ISBN-13: 9780826321718
Edition: 2000
Authors: Mark Wasserman
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 4/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

In this new and masterful synthesis, Wasserman shows the link between ordinary men and women preoccupied with the demands of feeding, clothing, and providing shelter and the elites desire for a stable political order and an expanding economy. The emphasis in this book is on the struggle of the common people to retain control over their everyday lives. Concerns central to village life were the appointment of police officials, imposition of taxes on Indians, the trustworthiness of local priests, and changes in land ownership. Communities often followed their leaders into one political camp or another and even into war out of loyalty. During wartime, women acted as the supply, transportation, and medical corps of the Mexican armies. Moreover, with greater frequency than has been known, women fought as soldiers in the nineteenth century.

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Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 3
The Age of Troubles
Antonio Lopez de Santa Annap. 15
Timelinep. 21
Everyday Life, 1821-46: Tradition and Turmoilp. 22
The Politics of Disorder, 1821-45p. 45
The Origins of Underdevelopmentp. 61
The Disastrous Warp. 74
The Age of Civil Wars
Benito Juarezp. 91
Timelinep. 98
Politics and Economy in Civil War, 1848-61p. 99
Foreign Intervention and Reconstruction, 1861-67p. 112
Everyday Life, 1849-76: The Impact of War and Reformp. 133
The Age of Order and Progress
Porfirio Diazp. 159
Timelinep. 167
The Economy of Progressp. 168
Everyday Life, 1877-1910: The Onslaught of Changep. 182
The Politics of Order, 1877-1910p. 209
Epiloguep. 229
Selected Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 239
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