Much of my review of the first volume of Bustamante’s famous opus [HAHR, XLIII (February, 1963), 122-123] applies to the second as well. Covering the years from 1814 to 1817, this volume of the new edition provides the narrative and documents of a moribund revolution. The full text of the Apatzingán Constitution with its high hopes is followed by accounts of Morelos’ capture and death and, finally, the ill-fated Mina expedition.
Four-fifths of the Cuadro’s second edition (1843-1846) have now reappeared. A slimmer final volume will carry the narrative to Iturbide’s triumph in 1821 and complete Bustamante’s classic.