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Patriotism, Politics, and Popular Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico: Juan Francisco Lucas and the Pueblo Sierra

Patriotism, Politics, and Popular Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico: Juan Francisco Lucas and the Pueblo Sierra

by Guy P. C. Thomson, David G. LaFrance

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This detailed local study of state formation in nineteenth-century Mexico focuses on the life of Juan Francisco Lucas, the principal Indian leader of the Puebla Sierra between 1854 and 1917. The book illustrates how, over seventy years, the Indian communities of the Puebla Sierra, through the leadership of Lucas, compelled their political leaders to execute the mandates of the liberal state on terms that were locally acceptable. The text also provides a detailed look at the patriotism, politics, and popular liberalism which flourished during this period in Mexican history.

This is the first in-depth study to examine the great nineteenth-century divisions between liberals and conservatives and radical and moderate liberals over an extended time period and in a rural, multi-ethnic setting. The text also explores how these divisions reemerged during the Mexican Revolution.

The volume shows the rise of Mexican nationalism and what rights and responsibilities it extended to individual Mexicans and independent communities. Through close attention to the political and human geography of the Puebla Sierra, Professor Thomson observes the continuities between the Sierra's colonial past and the present, and the interactions between key political individuals and a complex physical environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780842026833
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Series: Latin American Silhouettes Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Guy P. C. Thomson teaches Latin American History at the University of Warwick.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Regional Leader Chapter 3 Tetela in the Puebla Sierra Chapter 4 Rebellion and Revolution Chapter 5 The Three Years' War Chapter 6 From Reform to Patriotic Resistance, 1860–1863 Chapter 7 The Battle for the Sierra Chapter 8 The Defeat of the Empire Chapter 9 The First Montana Rebellion Chapter 10 The Arriaga Rebellion and the Xochiapulco Revolt Chapter 11 The Fruits of Rebellion in Xochiapulco Chapter 12 The Revolt of La Noria Chapter 13 Conciliation and Violence, 1872–1875 Chapter 14 The Revolution of Tuxtepec and the Montana in Power, 1876–1880 Chapter 15 The Resurgence of Central Power, 1880–1888 Chapter 16 Public and Private Life, 1889–1910 Chapter 17 Lucas and the Mexican Revolution, 1910–1917 Chapter 18 Epilogue Chapter 19 Notes Chapter 20 Index

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