MEXICO CITY, 1808  Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution

by John Tutino

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In 1800 Mexico City was the largest, richest, most powerful city in the Americas, its vibrant silver economy and engine of world trade. Then in 1808 Napoleon invaded Spain desperate to get its silver. He broke Spain’s Monarchy, setting off a summer of ferment in Mexico City. A military coup closed public debate. Drought and famine stalked the land. They fueled the popular uprisings that exploded north of the capital in 1810. This led to the fall of silver capitalism and Mexican Independence in 1821. People demanding rights faced military leaders of power and privilege.that shaped Mexican history. 6 x9 size,

Product Details

Paperback 296 pages
Publisher University of New Mexico Press; (Albuquerque)
Published 2018
Condition New

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