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The Resource The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Hapsburg archduke who created a kingdom in the new world, Edward Shawcross

The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Hapsburg archduke who created a kingdom in the new world, Edward Shawcross

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The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Hapsburg archduke who created a kingdom in the new world
Title
The last emperor of Mexico
Title remainder
the dramatic story of the Hapsburg archduke who created a kingdom in the new world
Statement of responsibility
Edward Shawcross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1860s, Napoleon III, intent on curbing the rise of American imperialism, sent French troops to Mexico, overthrew its government, and replaced a republic with a monarchy, persuading a young Austrian archduke and a Belgian princess to leave Europe and become the emperor and empress. Then only thirty-one and twenty-three years old and political novices, Maximilian and Carlota arrived in a Mexico ruled by terror, where revolutionary fervor was barely suppressed by French troops. As they redecorated palaces and created a court in a place they knew nothing about, Mexico's great liberal leader Benito Juárez continued to fight the new regime. When the United States, now clear of its own Civil War, aided Juárez's forces in pushing back Maximilian's imperial soldiers, the French army withdrew, abandoning the young couple ... Maximilian was executed by a firing squad and Carlota descended into madness, spending the rest of her long life secluded in a Belgian castle. Thus began a new era of imperialism in the Americas--one led by the United States, which had entered the Franco-Mexican fray with the aim of ejecting Europe from the Americas to make space for its own ambitions"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shawcross, Edward
Dewey number
  • 972/.07092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1233.M45
LC item number
S53 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maximilian
  • Carlota
  • Emperors
  • Empresses
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Hapsburg archduke who created a kingdom in the new world, Edward Shawcross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541674196
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2021022755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1277038618
  • (OCoLC)on1277038618
  • 3882339
  • 3948522
Label
The last emperor of Mexico : the dramatic story of the Hapsburg archduke who created a kingdom in the new world, Edward Shawcross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541674196
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2021022755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1277038618
  • (OCoLC)on1277038618
  • 3882339
  • 3948522

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