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The Central Republic in Mexico, 1835-1846 : 'Hombres de Bien' in the Age of Santa Anna - Michael P. Costeloe

The Central Republic in Mexico, 1835-1846

'Hombres de Bien' in the Age of Santa Anna

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1993
ISBN: 9780521441216
Number Of Pages: 342

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Much of the so-called Age of Santa Anna in the history of independent Mexico remains a mystery and no decade is less well understood than the years from 1835 to 1846. In 1834, the ruling elite of middle class hombres de bien concluded that a highly centralized republican government was the only solution to the turmoil and factionalism that had characterized the new nation since its emancipation from Spain in 1821. The central republic was thus set up in 1835, but once again civil strife, economic stagnation, and military coups prevailed until 1846, when a disastrous war with the United States began in which Mexico was to lose half of its national territory. This study explains the course of events and analyzes why centralism failed, the issues and personalities involved, and the underlying pressures of economic and social change.

"Casteloe has written the most comrehensive study in English of a very turbulent era of Mexican history." Social & Behavioral Sciences "In contrast to Hernandez's broad interpretive work, Michael Costeloe's The Central Republic of Mexico, 1835-1846: Hombres de Bien and the Age of Santa Anna is tightly woven empirical study of events and personages during the decade of Mexico's first experiment with centrslist-style government." Latin American research

Preface
Acknowledgements
An introduction
The end of federalism
The transition to centralism: stage I
The transition to centralism: stage II
Las Siete Leyes
Anastasio Bustamante and the centralist republic, 1837-1839
Santa Anna versus Bustamante: the end of the Siete Leyes, 1839-1841
'La dictadur disfrazada con el hermoso nombre de regeneración política'
Santa Anna and the Bases Organicas
'La revolución de tres horas'
Herrera and the rise of Paredes y Arrillaga
Hombres de bien and the restoration of federalism
Conclusion
Sources and works cited
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ISBN: 9780521441216
ISBN-10: 0521441218
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 30th April 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61