Stormy Passage By Eric Van Young
- Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
- Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
- Release date: 12-27-22
Stormy Passage By Eric Van Young AudioBook Summary
In this engaging book, Eric Van Young traces the political, economic, and social development of Mexico through the crucial 100 years of its remarkable transition from a relatively prosperous Spanish colony to a violently unstable republic marked by economic stagnation, political confrontation, and burgeoning efforts at modernization. Featuring primary sources from figures of the period, Van Young discusses the political instability of the period—internal warfare, military uprisings, intermittent dictatorships, sharp conflicts among political groupings—and attributes them to a belief by political actors in the fundamental lack of legitimacy in central government institutions after the sweeping away of the Bourbon imperial structure and its replacement first with a very short-lived Mexican empire followed by a series of increasingly authoritarian aspirational republican constitutions.