The Origins of Mexican National Politics includes the first four essays from Scholarly Resource's highly regarded book,The Evolution of the Mexican Political System. With articles by leading American, Mexican, and Canadian scholars, this volume is an excellent introduction to the politics of early national Mexico. The authors focus on the politics, processes, and institutions of Mexico during the first half of the nineteenth century.
The Origins of Mexican National Politics is ideal for scholars and students researching the political history of Mexico and seeking to understand its evolution.
The essays in this volume study aspects of Mexico's political process over time. In reading them one senses what Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie discovered when he surveyed the peasants of Languedoc: that history is not linear, that historical processes expand and contract in accordance with many variables, that they breathe. In other words, they are alive. . . . We should not forget and the essays here force us to remember how much political exchange in newly independent Mexico concerned notions inherited, borrowed, and fashioned from abroad.--Paul J. Vanderwood, San Diego State University"