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Juárez: Profiles in Power

Hamnett, Brian (1994) Juárez: Profiles in Power. Longman. ISBN 9780582050532

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Benito Juárez (1806--72), Indian-born (Zapotec) founding father of modern Mexico, championed a newly independent, largely non-white nation at a time of aggressive European supremacy. His brand of liberalism broke with the Indian and Hispanic pasts, curbed the power of church and army, and promoted federalism and civil supremacy. He outmanoeuvred the conservatives in a bitter civil war (1858--61), and, as President, frustrated Napoleon III's imperial ambitions by defeating -- and executing -- his Habsburg puppet, the unfortunate emperor Maximilian. This is a major study of an extraordinary career, with resonances far beyond Mexico itself.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 11:28

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