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Forceful Negotiations : The Origins of the Pronunciamiento in Nineteenth-Century Mexico - Will Fowler

Forceful Negotiations

The Origins of the Pronunciamiento in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

By: Will Fowler (Editor, Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 8th February 2011
ISBN: 9780803225404
Number Of Pages: 368

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Often translated as "revolt," a "pronunciamiento" was a formal, written protest, typically drafted as a list of grievances or demands, that could result in an armed rebellion. This common nineteenth-century Hispano-Mexican extraconstitutional practice was used by soldiers and civilians to forcefully lobby, negotiate, or petition for political change. Although the majority of these petitions failed to achieve their aims, many leading political changes in nineteenth-century Mexico were caused or provoked by one of the more than fifteen hundred "pronunciamientos" filed between 1821 and 1876. The first of three volumes on the phenomenon of the "pronunciamiento," this collection brings together leading scholars to investigate the origins of these forceful petitions. From both a regional and a national perspective, the essays examine specific "pronunciamientos," such as the Plan of Iguala, and explore the contexts that gave rise to the use of the "pronunciamiento" as a catalyst for change. "Forceful Negotiations" offers a better understanding of the civil conflicts that erupted with remarkable and tragic consistency following the achievement of independence, as well as of the ways in which Mexican political culture legitimized the threat of armed rebellion as a means of effecting political change during this turbulent period.

"The questions raised by the authors are important and the empirical contribution of the volume significant."-Eric Van Young, Journal of Interdisciplinary History -- Eric Van Young * Journal of Interdisciplinary History *

Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology of Main Events and Pronunciamientos, 1821-1853 Introduction: The Nineteenth-Century Practice of the Pronunciamiento and Its Origins / Will Fowler; 1. Iguala: The Prototype / Timothy E. Anna; 2. Agustin de Iturbide: From the Pronunciamiento of Iguala to the Coup of 1822 / Ivana Frasquet and Manuel Chust; 3. Two Reactions to the Illegitimate Succession of 1828: Campeche and Jalapa / Josefina Zoraida Vazquez; 4. Municipalities, Prefects, and Pronunciamientos: Power and Political Mobilization in the Huasteca During the First Federal Republic / Michael T. Ducey; 5. The Origins of the Pronunciamientos of San Luis Potosi: An Overview / Kerry McDonald; 6. The British and an Early Pronunciamiento, 1833-1834 / Michael P. Costeloe; 7. The Origins of the Santiago Iman Revolt, 1838-1840: A Reassessment / Shara Ali; 8. A Reluctant Advocate: Mariano Otero and the Revolucion de Jalisco / Melissa Boyd; 9. Constitution and Congress: A Pronunciamiento for Legality, December 1844 / Reynaldo Sordo Cedeno; 10. "The Curious Manner in which Prounciamientos are Got Up in this Country": The Plan of Blancarte of 26 July 1852 / Rosie Doyle; 11. Inventing the Nation: The Pronunciamiento and the Construction of Mexican National Identity, 1821-1876 / German Martinez Martinez; 12. "I Pronounce Thus I Exist": Redefining the Pronunciamiento in Independent Mexico, 1821-1876 / Will Fowler Bibliography; Contributors

ISBN: 9780803225404
ISBN-10: 0803225407
Series: The Mexican Experience
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 8th February 2011
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46