How would Britain support Mexico during its crisis with the United States over Texas? To answer this question, Josefina Zoraida Vázquez explores diplomatic papers documenting the relationship between Mexico and Great Britain. Although Vázquez’s impressive list of previous publications includes studies of the early Mexican Republic and the United States, this work broadens the view to evaluate Britain’s role. The slim volume consists of a brief introductory study followed by the important documents upon which it is based. Vazquéz studies the relationship between Mexico and Great Britain beginning with the asiento of 1713, which gave British trade an entry into the Spanish Empire. The British government wanted a commercial agreement with Mexico, despite King George IV’s objection to recognizing Mexican independence. The United States and Great Britain were competing for business and influence in Mexico, although the latter was clearly dominant. Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston, as the Foreign Minister...
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Book Review| February 01 2005
La Gran Bretaña frente al México amenazado, 1835–1848
La Gran Bretaña frente al México amenazado, 1835–1848. By Vázquez, Josefina Zoraida.
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores,
Hispanic American Historical Review (2005) 85 (1): 153–154.
Bonnie D. Fors; La Gran Bretaña frente al México amenazado, 1835–1848. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2005; 85 (1): 153–154. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-85-1-153
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