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    DescriptionAntonio Lopez de Santa Anna (1794-1876) is one of the most famous, and infamous, figures in Mexican history. Six times the country's president, he is consistently depicted as a traitor, a turncoat, and a tyrant - the exclusive cause of all of Mexico's misfortunes following the country's independence from Spain. He is also, as this biography makes clear, grossly misrepresented. Will Fowler provides a revised picture of Santa Anna's life, offering new insights into his activities in his bailiwick of Veracruz and in his numerous military engagements. The Santa Anna who emerges from this book is an intelligent, dynamic, yet reluctant leader, ingeniously deceptive at times, courageous and patriotic at others. His extraordinary story is that of a middle-class provincial 'criollo', a high-ranking officer, an arbitrator, a dedicated landowner, and a political leader who tried to prosper personally and help his country develop at a time of severe and repeated crises, as the colony that was New Spain gave way to a young, troubled, besieged, and beleaguered Mexican nation.


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    Title
    Santa Anna of Mexico
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Will Fowler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803226388
    ISBN 10: 0803226381
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    LC subject heading:
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    LC classification: F1232.S232 F69 2009
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHK
    Illustrations note
    5 images
    Publisher
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    BISON BOOKS
    Publication date
    24 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Nebraska
    Author Information
    Will Fowler is a professor of Latin American studies at the University of St. Andrews. His books include "Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853"; "Tornel and Santa Anna: The Writer and the Caudillo, Mexico, 1795-1853"; and "Latin America since 1780."
    Review quote
    "Superb... Fowler has produced an elegantly-written and engaging study about one of Mexico's most notorious and misunderstood leaders. His even handed assessment of Santa Anna as more than just a power-hungry, opportunistic, and corrupt politician makes this biography a most welcome and valuable addition to Mexican historiography." Journal of Military History "There have been many other biographies of Santa Anna, both by Anglophone and Mexican scholars, but none as balanced or revisionist in tone as Fowler's. He seeks to look at Santa Anna 'warts and all' in a searching way in which few authors of even longer works have done. This book will be an important contribution to the field because it gives us a compelling narrative that is scrupulously researched and nicely written... Fowler's bibliography constitutes an excellent entry-point into the historiography on the Santa Anna period." Eric Van Young, author of The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Mexican Struggle for Independence, 1810-1821 "Assessing the many findings made in the last thirty years of historiography on the topic, Fowler develops a persuasive new understanding of Santa Anna and the problems that beset the then-young Mexican republic. Fowler's writing style is eloquent, rigorous, and accessible. He articulates complex ideas with clarity and simplicity, and establishes clear connections between themes. The text is an enjoyable read---and one which is sure to make an important contribution to Mexican historiography." Abdiel Onate, professor of history at San Francisco State University
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments Introduction: Traitor, Turncoat, and Tyrant; Part I: Santa Anna's Early Life, 1794-1823 1. Between the Volcano and the Sea, 1794-1810; 2. An Officer and a Gentleman, 1810-1821; 3. Liberator of Veracruz, Founder of the Republic, 1821-1823; Part 2: The Making Of A "Caudillo," 1823-1832 4. A Federalist on the Periphery, 1823-1825; 5. Among the "Jarochos, "1825-1828; 6. General of Tricks, 1828-1832; Part 3: The Returns Of The Phoenix, 1832-1841 7. The Absentee President, 1832-1835; 8. The Warrior President, 1835-1837; 9. The Landowner President, 1837-1841 Part 4: A Road Paved With Good Intentions, 1841-1848 10. The "Santanista "Project, 1841-1844; 11. Our Man in Havana, 1844-1846; 12. The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 Part 5: The Autumn Of The Patriarch, 1849-1876 13. The Man Who Would Be King, 1849-1855; 14. The General in His Labyrinth, 1856-1876; Conclusion: "A Good Mexican" Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Index