Eric Van YoungJul 27, 2023
Mexico from Colony to Republic, 1750-1850
Rowman & Littlefield 2022
In Stormy Passage: Mexico from Colony to Republic, 1750-1850 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022), Eric Van Young draws on four decades of extraordinary scholarship on colonial and nineteenth-century Mexico to capture the crucial hundred years of the country's transition from a Spanish colony to a modernized, independent nation. From the colonial twilight and the Bourbon Reforms to the wars of insurgency and independence from 1810-1821, from the consummation of independence to the instability, struggles, and tragic losses of the early Republican era, Van Young's social, economic, and political survey of an overlooked span of events provides a rare general history for English language readers. Stormy Passage is sure to become a benchmark text for students and scholars of Mexican history.
Eric Van Young is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He has published countless academic essays and reviews and is the author of several books, including Hacienda and Market in Eighteenth Century Mexico: The Rural Economy of the Guadalajara Region, 1675-1810 (University of California Press, 1981), The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Struggle for Mexican Independence, 1810-1821 (Stanford University Press 2001), Writing Mexican History (Stanford University Press, 2012), and A Life together: Lucas Alamán and Mexico, 1792-1853 (Yale University Press, 2021). In addition to these authored works, he has edited and introduced several collected editions on Mexican history which have been published in English and Spanish. He is also an International Correspondent with the Academia Mexicana de la Historia.
Richard Grijalva is an ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.