The French Experience in Mexico, 1821-1861
A History of Constant Misunderstanding
By Nancy Nichols Barker
279 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9615-0
Published: January 2011
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5009-8
Published: August 2018
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This is the first scholarly appraisal of relations between France and Mexico from the time Mexico achieved independence until Emperor Napoleon III decided to intervene and place Maximilian on the Mexican throne. Barker shows that economic, political, demographic, and behavioral factors led to chronic friction between the two countries and contributed to the buildup of an ideology of intervention.
Originally published in 1979.
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