Military uprisings (pronunciamientos) have occupied a central place in nineteenth-century Mexican political history. According to some authors, there were more than 1,500 pronunciamientos in the period of a little more than 50 years spanning from independence to the consolidation of the national state with Porfirio Díaz. At that point, Mexicans developed a kind of culture of insurrection. Given this fact, no historian who studied that period could help but approach that phenomenon and elaborate upon it. Yet, up to the present, there has been no systematic research dedicated to unraveling the manifold aspects it involved.

The book under review intends to fill that gap in Mexicanist historiography. Celebrating Insurrection is part of a multivolume endeavor, designed by Will Fowler, that started with Forceful Negotiations (2010) and Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciados (2012) and will conclude with a work now in progress....

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