France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867: Equilibrium in the New World By Edward Shawcross
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 299 Pages | ISBN : 331970463X | 3.88 MB
This book explores French imperialism in Latin America in the nineteenth century, taking Mexico as a case study. The standard narrative of nineteenth-century imperialism in Latin America is one of US expansion and British informal influence. However, it was France, not Britain, which made the most concerted effort to counter US power through Louis-Napoléon’s military intervention in Mexico, begun in 1862, which created an empire on the North American continent under the Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian.