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Author Rugeley, Terry, 1956- author.

Title The river people in flood time : the civil wars in Tabasco, spoiler of empires / Terry Rugeley
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 355 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : imperial spoilers -- Origin time -- The last empire -- Unruly behavior at the water's edge -- The outsider -- The invaders -- The unreformed -- The resistance -- The ax -- Conclusion : the death of a fakir and the agony of old Tabasco
Summary The River People in Flood Time tells the astonishing story of how the people of nineteenth-century Tabasco, Mexico, overcame impossible odds to expel foreign interventions. Tabascans resisted control by Mexico City, overcame the grip of a Cuban adventurer who seized the region for two years, turned back the United States Navy, and defeated the French Intervention of the early 1860s, thus remaining free territory while the rest of the nation struggled for four painful years under the imposed monarchy of Maximilian. With colorful anecdotes and biographical sketches, this deeply researched and mas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
Regions & Countries - Americas.
History & Archaeology.
Tabasco (Mexico : State) -- History -- 19th century
Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
Mexico -- Tabasco (State)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014004484
ISBN 9780804793124