Mexico, 1848-1853: Los Años Olvidados, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mexico, 1848-1853

Los Años Olvidados, 1st Edition

Edited by Pedro Santoni, Will Fowler


260 pages

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Historians have paid scant attention to the five years that span from the conclusion early in 1848 of Mexico’s disastrous conflict with the United States to the final return to power in April 1853 of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. This volume presents a more thorough understanding of this pivotal time, and the issues and experiences that then affected Mexicans. It sheds light on how elite politics, church-state relations, institutional affairs, and peasant revolts played a crucial role in Mexico’s long-term historical development, and also explores topics like marriage and everyday life, and the public trials and executions staged in the aftermath of the war with the U.S.

Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene: The History and Historiography of Post-War Mexico, 1848-1853

[Will Fowler and Pedro Santoni]

2. The Will of the People: Representaciones and Political Riots in Mid-Nineteenth Century Mexico City

[Regina Tapia]

3. Winds of a Coming Storm: The Failure of Vatican Diplomacy and the Rise of an Intransigent Leadership in the Mexican Church

[Pablo Mijangos y González]

4. "The Powerful Element That Would Certainly Have Saved Us": Debating the Revitalization of the National Guard in Post-War Mexico

[Pedro Santoni]

5. The Sierra Gorda Pronunciamientos of 1848-1849 and the Origins of Popular Conservatism in Mexico

[Will Fowler]

6.To Whom We Now Turn: The Problem of Leadership in Southeastern Mexico’s Age of Transition, 1848-1855

[Terry Rugeley]

7. Violence, Collaboration, and Population Movements: The New United States-Mexico Border, 1848-1853

[Marcela Terrazas y Bazante]

8. Truth and Reconciliation in Front of the Firing Squad: Trials and Executions in Post-War Mexico

[Everard Meade]

9. "Looking for Virtuous Citizens by the Lamp of Diogenes": Governance, Moral Regulation, and Hegemony in Guanajuato, 1849-1853

[Daniel S. Haworth]

About the Editors

Pedro Santoni is Professor of Latin American History at California State University, San Bernardino.

Will Fowler is Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of St. Andrews.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century