In this Book

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In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d’état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary action that relied first on the proclamation and circulation of a plan that listed the petitioners’ demands and then on endorsement by copycat pronunciamientos that forced the authorities, be they national or regional, to the negotiating table.
 
In Independent Mexico, Will Fowler provides a comprehensive overview of the pronunciamiento practice following the Plan of Iguala. This fourth and final installment in, and culmination of, a larger exploration of the pronunciamiento highlights the extent to which this model of political contestation evolved. The result of more than three decades of pronunciamiento politics was the bloody Civil War of the Reforma (1858–60) and the ensuing French Intervention (1862–67). Given the frequency and importance of the pronunciamiento, this book is also a concise political history of independent Mexico.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. p. viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Chronology of Main Events and Pronunciamientos, 1821– 1858
  2. pp. xix-xxx
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  1. 1. “Soft” Coups, Occupations, and “Gestures of Rebellion”: The Pronunciamiento, Past and Present Interpretations
  2. pp. 1-36
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  1. 2. The Origins of Mexico’s Mimetic Insurrectionism: The Foundational Pronunciamientos of Cabezas de San Juan and Iguala, 1820– 1821
  2. pp. 37-75
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  1. 3. The Voice of the Provinces: The Insurrectional Contagion of Mexico’s First Pronunciamientos, 1821– 1831
  2. pp. 76-131
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  1. 4. When the Pronunciamiento Went Viral: The Popularization of the Pronunciamiento, 1832– 1842
  2. pp. 132-187
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  1. 5. From Forceful Negotiation to Civil War: The Pronunciamientos, Coups d’État, and Revolutions of the Mid- Nineteenth Century, 1843– 1858
  2. pp. 188-245
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  1. Conclusion: Mimetic Insurrectionism, the Pronunciamiento, and Independent Mexico
  2. pp. 246-256
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 257-306
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 307-344
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 345-361
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803284692
Related ISBN
9780803225398
MARC Record
OCLC
929857833
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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