The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 90
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the Conservative, Clerical and military groups culminated in the
sanguinary civil war known as La Reforma, which lasted for three
years from December, 1857. Out of this war Benito Juarez
emerged as Mexico's outstanding Liberal statesman and in that
struggle Don Manuel Doblado gave Ju6rez his unselfish and un-
stinted support, defending "with energy the liberal cause from the
beginning." Later, in 1861-1862, at the time of the joint inter-
vention in Mexico of England, France and Spain, Doblado held
the important post of Secretary of Foreign Relations in the
A total of over 200 letters and communications written by up-
wards -of 80 persons, are published in the volume. They cover
the years 1857 to 1860 and the list of their authors constitutes a
veritable roster of the illustrious defenders of the Liberal cause
during one of the most critical periods in its slow development.
The value of this collection of documents has been enhanced in
the present publication by the copious and scholarly annotations
of the editor, who modestly stated: "We have made as few notes
as possible, contenting ourselves with making explanations only
when the case required it. Our effort has been to present these
precious documents with all the fidelity possible in order that the
reader and those who are interested in our history may be able to
base their judgment on them without the aid of a third person."
CHARLES W. HACKETT.
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