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Genre: Mexico
Author: John Metcalf Taylor
Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's sons
Release: 1894
File: 209 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015027958530

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In the summer of 1971, Dallas Green and Lonnie McKay made a spur-of-the-moment decision to leave their hot, dusty farming town and head south to Mexico in Lonnie's 1965 Chevy. They told each other they were going down there to find a friend who had disappeared a few years before, but the truth was that what they were really looking for was an escape from work, the draft, the war, and the prospect of having to finally grow up. Scott R. Larson has drawn on his own memories of growing up in the San Joaquin Valley to tell this story of two teenagers on the brink of manhood and their once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Scott R. Larson
Publisher: Scott R. Larson
Release: 2014-09-09
File: 306 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780990486527

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In this new telling of Mexico’s Second Empire and Louis Napoléon’s installation of Maximilian von Habsburg and his wife, Carlota of Belgium, as the emperor and empress of Mexico, Maximilian and Carlota brings the dramatic, interesting, and tragic time of this six-year-siege to life. From 1861 to 1866, the French incorporated the armies of Austria, Belgium—including forces from Crimea to Egypt—to fight and subdue the regime of Mexico’s Benito Juárez during the time of the U.S. Civil War. France viewed this as a chance to seize Mexican territory in a moment they were convinced the Confederacy would prevail and take over Mexico. With both sides distracted in the U.S., this was their opportunity to seize territory in North America. In 1867, with aid from the United States, this movement came to a disastrous end both for the royals and for France while ushering in a new era for Mexico. In a bid to oust Juárez, Mexican conservatives appealed to European leaders to select a monarch to run their country. Maximilian and Carlota’s reign, from 1864 to 1867, was marked from the start by extravagance and ambition and ended with the execution of Maximilian by firing squad, with Carlota on the brink of madness. This epoch moment in the arc of French colonial rule, which spans North American and European history at a critical juncture on both continents, shows how Napoleon III’s failure to save Maximilian disgusted Europeans and sealed his own fate. Maximilian and Carlota offers a vivid portrait of the unusual marriage of Maximilian and Carlota and of international high society and politics at this critical nineteenth-century juncture. This largely unknown era in the history of the Americas comes to life through this colorful telling of the couple’s tragic reign.

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Genre: History
Author: M. M. McAllen
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Release: 2014-01-08
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781595341853

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Genre: Building laws
Author: Richard O'Connor
Publisher: New York : Putnam
Release: 1971
File: 375 Pages
ISBN-13: UTEXAS:059173022890551

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Maximilian I of Mexico and his consort Charlotte of Belgium, known as Carlota were the only rulers of the second Mexican Empire. Installed by Napoleon III and a small group of Mexican Monarchists, the rule was short lived and even though Maximilian had a genuine love for Mexico and it's people and brought around liberal reforms the people of Mexico had no wish to be ruled by a foreign power and revolted. This is the fascinating story of his three year reign from documents and first hand accounts. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Genre: History
Author: H. Hyde
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release: 2013-04-16
File: 388 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781447485537

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It's 1852 in Cholula, Mexico, and three sisters, indigenous girls of the Chontal people, seek work at the Hacienda La Perla. They rapidly make their way from dish washers to the cook's assistants before entering the house as servants to the wealthy Acuña family. But when the youngest sister is viciously raped by a family member, they flee the estate, after taking their revenge, only to be caught up in the historic Battle of Puebla, where native Mexicans defeat invading French troops. Fearful that the Acuña family will not rest until the sisters are found and punished, they keep moving, ultimately finding work as servants at the National Palace in Mexico City, where the French have recently taken control. There, the sisters' fortunes become intertwined with that of the Empress Carlota. Both beautiful and extremely intelligent, she dedicates herself to the empire, chastising Napoleon when he reneges on his promise to send troops and antagonizing the Church by proposing that the empire secularize at least part of its holdings. But her love for Mexico's people is not reciprocated, and soon the sisters have to decide whether to stay behind without the empress' protection or to accompany her to Europe. Weaving the story of Mexico's indigenous peoples with that of the tragic Belgian princess who became the wife of the Austrian Archduke Maximillian von Hapsburg, acclaimed author Graciela Limón once again explores issues of race, class and women's rights. She skillfully crafts a gripping novel about a smart, wealthy woman who is not afraid to challenge powerful men, and re-imagines the story behind Empress Carlota's descent into madness and eventual imprisonment in a remote European castle.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Graciela Limón
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Release: 2012
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781558857421

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In all parts of the world and in every age, many of the greatest works of literature have been shaped or inspired by the swirl of historical events. The wars, holocausts, and mushroom clouds of our own era haunt the pages of many twentieth-century writers; events of the past, even the remote past, also inspire many authors, though their work is contemporary in every way. And if we agree with the poet Czeslaw Milosz that "historicity may reveal itself in a detail of architecture, in the shaping of a landscape," we come to recognize that our understanding of a given poem or novel can often be deepened by a reading from this point of view. The essayists in Literature and the Historical Process explore the ways in which history and literature are intertwined in the works of a number of twentieth-century writers. These probing critical readings from the historical point of view not only enlighten us about the works under consideration but, especially when taken together, enrich our understanding of the literary impulse itself. In "Nature, History, and Art in Elizabeth Bishop's 'Brazil, January 1, 1502,'" for example, Barbara Page shows how Bishop "used and rearranged" knowledge derived from her study of Brazil's history. Page's somewhat feminist reading may surprise those who find Bishop's poetic persona hard to identify. Among the other authors considered are Jorge Luis Borges, Michel de Ghelderode, Elizabeth Bowen, Rose Macauley, Anthony Burgess, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Cesare Pavese, and Czeslaw Milosz.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: David Hershberg
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2015-01-13
File: 116 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780813163000

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A detailed and sympathetic portrait of Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph and his Belgium consort.

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Genre: Mexico
Author: Joan Haslip
Publisher:
Release: 1971
File: 531 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015000898182

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A vivid introduction to the varied histories and cultures of contemporary Mexico, told through a series of poems, folk tales, essays, songs, and more, addresses such topics as the nation's uneven modernization, the power of the Roman Catholic church, its turbulent past, and its rich cultural heritage. Simultaneous.

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Genre: History
Author: Gilbert M. Joseph
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release: 2002
File: 792 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822330423

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Genre: American literature
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1894
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433066596176

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