TITLE

The Mexicanization of American Politics: The United States' Transnational Path from Civil War to Stabilization

AUTHOR(S)
Downs, Gregory P.
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
American Historical Review;Apr2012, Vol. 117 Issue 2, p387
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses U.S. politics in the era of Reconstruction following the conclusion of the American Civil War. Particular focus is given to the presidential election of 1876, won by Republican Rutherford B. Hayes following an act of Congress due to a dispute over electoral votes, and the potential for the U.S. to engage in subsequent civil wars. Political stability in the U.S. following the election is examined and the influence of frequent civil wars in Mexico on American politics is discussed. Topics including Mexicanization, international order, and Latin American independence movements in the 19th century are discussed.
ACCESSION #
74538923

 

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