The Mexican National Army, 1822-1852

The Mexican National Army, 1822-1852

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The army of thirty-five thousand that engineered Mexico's independence was a melting pot of insurgent and royalist forces held together by the lure of rapid promotions and other military remuneration. Overwhelmed with internal threats such as Indian skirmishes and peasant uprisings, this poorly motivated, ill-trained army seldom enjoyed the respite, resources, or direction necessary to overcome challenges to territorial sovereignty posed by Spain, France, Texas, and the United States during Mexico's first three decades of nationhood. William A. DePalo, Jr., studies the birth and tumultuous adolescence of the Mexican National Army and examines how regional, social, political, and economic factors ate away at its institutional framework and on the Mexican government's attempts at military reform, causing Mexico to eventually lose nearly one-half of its national territory.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 4 maps, bibliography, index
  • 1585443972
  • 9781585443970

Review quote

"DePalo's research is thorough and impressive." - Military History of the West; "For the Mexican War buff, this is an important book." - Military Images"show more