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eBook The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico (Histories of the American Frontier (Hardcover)) ePub

by Professor of Medicine Pediatrics and Epidemiology David J Weber

  • ISBN: 0826306020
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Professor of Medicine Pediatrics and Epidemiology David J Weber
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1982)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1491 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1396 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 683

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The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846 is useful companion to Webster’s later The Spanish Frontier in North America, which covers the 300 years before 1821 when Spain claimed not just the Southwest but Florida and most of the USA west of the Mississippi.

The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846 is useful companion to Webster’s later The Spanish Frontier in North America, which covers the 300 years before 1821 when Spain claimed not just the Southwest but Florida and most of the USA west of the Mississippi. One slight drawback is that The Mexican Frontier largely gives Webster’s interpretations only, whereas The Spanish Frontier gives greater space to alternative views and conflicting interpretations in the text or in its notes

The Mexican Frontier, 1821–1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico by historian David J. Weber is a history of the part of Mexico's north and northwest that became part of the United States after th. .

The Mexican Frontier, 1821–1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico by historian David J. Weber is a history of the part of Mexico's north and northwest that became part of the United States after the Mexican–American War. The book examines territories on the northern frontier of Mexico, including what is now Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, in the twenty-five years after Mexico gained its independence from Spain

The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846 book

The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846 book. The quarter-century of Mexican sovereignty over the. It wasn't David Weber's intention, but having read this history of the Mexican frontier I'm considerably less condemnatory about the treaty of Guadalupe-Hildalgo. Not about the war, of course, but the treaty itself seems to have only hastened the inevitable break-off of the great northern expanses from Mexico proper. The Mexican Frontier is for those of us who think the American West was unsettled before the United States expanded into and past the Rocky Mountains in the mid-1800s.

Items related to The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American . The book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of the West and the Southwest.

Items related to The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest. Professor of Medicine Pediatrics and Epidemiology David J Weber The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico (Histories of the American Frontier (Hardcover)). ISBN 13: 9780826306029. Between 1821 and 1846, Mexico City's ties to the far northern frontier were steadily weakened by domestic political and social strife as well as by foreign economic encroachment.

Professor of Medicine Pediatrics and Epidemiology David J Weber

Professor of Medicine Pediatrics and Epidemiology David J Weber. The late Ray Allen Billington praised the book as "meticulously prepared, sparklingly written, and brilliantly interpreted.

The quarter-century of Mexican sovereignty over the land that is today the American Southwest was a period of turmoil and transition.

Weber, David J. (1982). Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive. The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press. Weber, David J. The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico, David J. Weber University of New Mexico Press Albuquerque 1982. Australian/Harvard Citation.

The quarter-century of Mexican sovereignty over the land that is today the American Southwest was a period of turmoil and transition

The quarter-century of Mexican sovereignty over the land that is today the American Southwest was a period of turmoil and transition.

The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 by David J. Weber, 1982, University of New Mexico Press . the American Southwest under Mexico.

Are you sure you want to remove The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 from your list? The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846. 1st ed. by David J. Weber. Published 1982 by University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque. New Southwest, Mexico.

The quarter-century of Mexican sovereignty over the land that is today the American Southwest was a period of turmoil and transition. Between 1821 and 1846, Mexico City's ties to the far northern frontier were steadily weakened by domestic political and social strife as well as by foreign economic encroachment. The gradual loss of social and economic links and the eventual lapse of political allegiance is perceptively reinterpreted from the Mexican perspective by Professor Weber.

The book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of the West and the Southwest. The late Ray Allen Billington praised the book as "meticulously prepared, sparklingly written, and brilliantly interpreted. Its perspective will affect all writing on western history for a generation to come."

Comments

Virtual Virtual
A valuable resource for any serious (or not so serious) student of the American West. Well written.
Hǻrley Quinn Hǻrley Quinn
With The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846, David J. Weber, has provided an extraordinarily helpful account of an all-too-neglected period of Mexican history. It is especially valuable to armchair history enthusiasts, like myself, who have struggled for years to separate fact from legend about this region and time.
Ahieones Ahieones
Good companion history for Texas/SW history buff!!
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
I love Texas history and this book balances the perspective about how Texas was formed and separated from Mexico.
Agagamand Agagamand
The Mexican Republic owned what is now the Southwest USA for only 25 years and Texas for just 15 before it was forced out by American migrant pressure and military defeats. Although this was a short period compared to almost 300 years of Spanish claims to these lands, there were significant changes from the Spanish period that had a marked effect on what the United States acquired.

In this well written and fully documented account with plentiful illustrations, David J Webster provides a comprehensive account of this period covering the whole of this area and adjacent parts of Mexico, rather than individual states. His work is mainly one of synthesis but includes his own research. Its narrative includes such topics as political change, the decline of the Catholic Church and its missions and of military forces, worsening relations with Indian peoples, the arrival of Anglo-Americans, frontier society and culture, rebellion and separation from Mexico, and it ends with a useful summary and epilogue.

Webster’s work puts the Southwest in its Mexican and earlier Spanish contexts and as part of Mexican history, rather than as a future part of the USA. He contrasts post-independence developments in Central Mexico with the neglect by Mexican leaders of their own Far North and their failure to govern it as its people wanted. Much of the Southwest was thinly settled by what its Mexican rulers regarded as civilised people as opposed to Indians, underdeveloped and with limited links to the rest of Mexico, which was unable to satisfy the area’s economic, political and security needs.

Webster argues that this neglect lead to a gradual merging of its people’s interests with those of Anglo-American settlers. As a result, its society became more informal and egalitarian than the rest of Mexico and more willing to adopt American ways. When the Mexican-American War broke out in 1845, many frontier people had no wish to fight to remain part of Mexico, and were willing to accept absorption by the USA as the lesser evil, if not a positive benefit.

“The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846” is useful companion to Webster’s later “The Spanish Frontier in North America”, which covers the 300 years before 1821 when Spain claimed not just the Southwest but Florida and most of the USA west of the Mississippi. One slight drawback is that “The Mexican Frontier” largely gives Webster’s interpretations only, whereas “The Spanish Frontier” gives greater space to alternative views and conflicting interpretations in the text or in its notes. Both emphasise that the USA was not wholly a creation of Anglo-American settlers moving from the east coast but was formed by many different groups including a Mexican-Spanish one. Both are well worth reading.
Mikarr Mikarr
This is a useful book for both students and teachers alike. Putting the Mexican frontier in perspective is a formidable task, but by using first hand accounts from all walks of life, the reader can develope an accurate image. The only negative comment is the lack of more period illustrations.
Most aspects of frontier life are covered, from the clergy to the military. Both the positive and the negative views are included.
SiIеnt SiIеnt
Good Book. Very informative. Really enjoyed and learned.