The War with Mexico

The War with Mexico : Volume II (of 2)

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The revolution of August 4, as already has been suggested, was a complex and inconsistent affair, combining most heterogeneous elements: the popular institutions of 1824 and the autocratic power of the soldier upheld with bayonets; the army and the people, whose relations had always been, and in Mexico always had to be, those of wolf and lamb; the regular troops and the National Guards, who loved each other as fire loves water; General Salas reluctantly taking orders from Citizen Farias, and both of them doing obeisance to Liberator Santa Anna, whom both distrusted; and all cooperating to revive a federal constitution, which had been found in practice unworkable, and needed, in the opinion of everybody, to be more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 803g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508670021
  • 9781508670025