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The Resource France, Mexico and informal empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 : equilibrium in the New World, Edward Shawcross

France, Mexico and informal empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 : equilibrium in the New World, Edward Shawcross

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France, Mexico and informal empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 : equilibrium in the New World
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France, Mexico and informal empire in Latin America, 1820-1867
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equilibrium in the New World
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Edward Shawcross
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eng
Summary
"This book explores French imperialism in Latin America in the nineteenth century, taking Mexico as a case study. The standard narrative of nineteenth-century imperialism in Latin America is one of US expansion and British informal influence. However, it was France, not Britain, which made the most concerted effort to counter US power through Louis-Napoleon's military intervention in Mexico, begun in 1862, which created an empire on the North American continent under the Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. Despite its significance to French and Latin American history, this French imperial project is invariably described as an "illusion", an "adventure" or a "mirage". This book challenges these conclusions and places the French intervention in Mexico within the context of informal empire. It analyses French and Mexican ideas about monarchy in Latin America; responses to US expansion and the development of anti-Americanism and pan-Latinism; the consolidation of Mexican conservatism; and, finally, the collaboration of some Mexican elites with French imperialism. An important dimension of the relationship between Mexico and France, explored in the book, is the transatlantic and transnational context in which it developed, where competing conceptions of Mexico and France as nations, the role of Europe and the United States in the Americas and the idea of Latin America itself were challenged and debated."--
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Shawcross, Edward
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
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  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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France, Mexico and informal empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 : equilibrium in the New World, Edward Shawcross
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-285) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- French policy towards Latin America, 1820-60 -- Monarchy and the search for order in Mexico -- Towards pan-Latinism -- The western question -- The limits of informal empire: French intervention and the Mexican Second Empire -- Conclusion
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on1006302020
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 294 pages
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9783319704630
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006302020
Label
France, Mexico and informal empire in Latin America, 1820-1867 : equilibrium in the New World, Edward Shawcross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- French policy towards Latin America, 1820-60 -- Monarchy and the search for order in Mexico -- Towards pan-Latinism -- The western question -- The limits of informal empire: French intervention and the Mexican Second Empire -- Conclusion
Control code
on1006302020
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9783319704630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006302020

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