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Jose Maria de Jesus Carvajal : The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary

By: Chance, Joseph E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: San Antonio : Trinity University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (296 p.).ISBN: 9781595341235.Subject(s): Carvajal, Jose Maria de Jesus | Carvajal, Jose´ Mari´a de Jesu´s, 1810-1874 | Legislators - Mexico | Legislators -- Mexico -- Biography | Mexico - History - 19th century | Revolutionaries - Mexico | Revolutionaries -- Mexico -- Biography | Texas - History - 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jose Maria de Jesus Carvajal : The Life and Times of a Mexican RevolutionaryDDC classification: 972.04092 | 972/.04092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Early Life and Education of José María de Jesús Carvajal; 2. Revolution Comes to Texas; 3. The Federalist Wars of Northern Mexico, 1839-1840; 4. The Mexican-American War in Northern Mexico; 5. The Texas-Mexico Border in the Mid-Nineteenth Century; 6. The Merchants War; 7. Defeat at Camargo; 8. The Indictment and Trial of José María de Jesús Carvajal and His Men; 9. The War of the Reform in Mexico and the Southern Confederacy in the United States; 10. French Intervention; 11. Summary and Conclusions; Chronology
APPENDIX: Distribution of Army Forces in Texas: The Report of Colonel W.G. Freeman's Inspection of the Army Posts in TexasNotes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Both a biography of the titular Mexican reformer and a study of the events that shaped the Mexican-U.S. border, this book examines the challenges faced by Carvajal during the turbulent decades of the early to mid-19th century. A key figure in the violent struggle against the conservative factions that controlled Mexico, Carvajal also played significant roles in the fight for Texas's independence and the ill-fated Republic of the Rio Grande. Carvajal's life and exploits have been largely overlooked ? here, he is restored to his rightful place among the visionaries who shaped modern Texas.<
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Early Life and Education of José María de Jesús Carvajal; 2. Revolution Comes to Texas; 3. The Federalist Wars of Northern Mexico, 1839-1840; 4. The Mexican-American War in Northern Mexico; 5. The Texas-Mexico Border in the Mid-Nineteenth Century; 6. The Merchants War; 7. Defeat at Camargo; 8. The Indictment and Trial of José María de Jesús Carvajal and His Men; 9. The War of the Reform in Mexico and the Southern Confederacy in the United States; 10. French Intervention; 11. Summary and Conclusions; Chronology

APPENDIX: Distribution of Army Forces in Texas: The Report of Colonel W.G. Freeman's Inspection of the Army Posts in TexasNotes; Bibliography; Index

Both a biography of the titular Mexican reformer and a study of the events that shaped the Mexican-U.S. border, this book examines the challenges faced by Carvajal during the turbulent decades of the early to mid-19th century. A key figure in the violent struggle against the conservative factions that controlled Mexico, Carvajal also played significant roles in the fight for Texas's independence and the ill-fated Republic of the Rio Grande. Carvajal's life and exploits have been largely overlooked ? here, he is restored to his rightful place among the visionaries who shaped modern Texas.<

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Jose Maria Jesus Carvajal was involved in practically every revolutionary movement in 19th-century Mexico, particularly those that occurred in the northern part of the country during the 1830s-70s. Tracing the career and contributions of this consequential but heretofore unheralded leader and "true Mexican" provides the principal aim of Chance's biography. Born in San Antonio in 1809, Carvajal became a committed Liberal who supported the 1836 Texas Revolution, but not the province's separation from Mexico. Interestingly, Carvajal's participation in and/or leadership of the numerous Liberal-secessionist movements during the early Mexican Republic (i.e., the Federalist Wars of the late 1830s, the Merchants War of the early 1850s) tested his nationalism and commitment to the territorial integrity of his country. And while he apparently longed to be "the Washington" of Mexico, the aggressive-opportunistic streak that colors so much of his career suggests that an equally appropriate title may have been the "Aaron Burr" of his country. Exhaustively researched and clearly written, Chance's monograph makes an important contribution to Texas-Mexico border history (particularly the interesting chapter on border issues in the mid-19th century) and accomplishes the author's objective of resurrecting Carvajal's place in history from self-serving filibustero to an important agent for change in 19th-century Mexico. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. T. A. Britten University of Texas at Brownsville

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Joseph E. Chance<br> Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada): Edinburg, Texas<br> <br> Joseph E. Chance is the editor of My Life in the Old Army: The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday (Texas Christian University Press, 1998) and, with Lawrence R. Clayton, The March to Monterrey: The Diary of Lieutenant Rankin Dilworth, U.S. Army (Texas Western Press, 1996). From 2001 to 2003, he wrote a weekly column, "History by Chance," in the Harlingen Valley Morning Star and lives in Edinburg, Texas.

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