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Divine Charter Constitutionalism and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

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ISBN-10: 0742537110

ISBN-13: 9780742537118

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jaime E., Rodr�guez O.

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Although Mexico began its national life in 1821 as one of the most liberal democracies in the world, it ended the century with an authoritarian regime. Examining this defining process, distinguished historians focus on the evolution of Mexican liberalism from the perspectives of politics, the military, the Church, and the economy. Based on extensive archival research, the chapters demonstrate thatdespite widely held assumptionsliberalism was not an alien ideology unsuited to Mexico's traditional, conservative, and multiethnic society. As the first systematic exploration of the country's liberal tradition, this volume provides a nuanced and comprehensive analysis of the transformation of…    
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Book details

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Introduction: The Origins of Constitutionalism and Liberalism in Mexico
From res publicae to Republic: The Evolution of Republicanism in Early Mexico
"Ningun pueblo es superior a otro": Oaxaca and Mexican Federalism
Masonic Connections, Pecuniary Interests, and Institutional Development Along Mexico's Far North
Maximilian and the Construction of the Liberal State, 1863-1866
Kaleidoscopic Views of Liberalism Triumphant, 1862-1895
The Church
The Enemy Within: Catholics and Liberalism in Independent Mexico, 1821-1860
The Military
The Militarization of Politics or the Politicization of the Militry? The Novohispano and Mexican Officer Corps, 1810-1830
Armed Citizens: The Civic Militia in the Origins of the Mexican National State, 1812-1827
The Economy
Cadiz Liberalism and Public Finances: Direct Contributions in Mexico, 1810-1835
Vectors of Liberal Economic Culture in Mexico
The Import Trade Policy of the Liberal Regime in Mexico, 1870-1900
Conclusion: Legitimacy, Sequencing, and Credibility: Challenges of Mexico's Liberal Reforms in the Nineteenth Century
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