The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 149

This periodical is part of the collection entitled: Southwestern Historical Quarterly and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the Texas State Historical Association.

View a full description of this periodical.

Book Reviews

in her final chapter, "A Two-Ply Lariat," suggests practically how
this desirable objective may be attained.
The publishers of each book may feel proud of their handi-
work. Each is beautifully printed, bound, and illustrated; the
plates in each tell quite as much about the Hopi and their land
as the texts. A fairly close reading of the two volumes has re-
vealed no errata.
REx W. STRICKLAND
Texas Western College
The Military and Political Career of Josd Joaquin de Herrera,
1792-z854. By Thomas Ewing Cotner. Latin-American
Studies, VII. Austin (The University of Texas Press), 1949.
Pp. ix+336.
This study, written as a doctoral dissertation under the super-
vision of the late Dr. Charles W. Hackett, appears now as a
publication of the Institute of Latin-American Studies, which he
founded and directed. Dr. Cotner's investigation has succeeded
in rescuing from relative obscurity the Mexican statesman, Jos6
Joaquin de Herrera, and in presenting him as a decided depar-
ture from the more colorful but less principled figures who
guided the destinies of Mexico in the turbulent generation fol-
lowing independence according to plans, pronunciamientos, and
personalismo. Because of Herrera's respect for legal and consti-
tutional processes, his moderation, and his interest in stability
and progress, he holds a distinguished place in Mexican history
and fully deserves the recognition which his biographer has given
him.
Born of Creole stock, Herrera chose the army for a career,
served as a royalist officer in the struggle for independence, and
commanded a division in Iturbide's Army of the Three Guar-
antees when independence was established in 1821. Although
the liberal and republican principles which Herrera had espoused
by that time led to a temporary imprisonment during Iturbide's
imperial rule, he rose subsequently to the rank of general and
served on several occasions as minister of war while federalism
was in the ascendancy, 1823-1834. When centralism triumphed
in 1834, Herrera sank into partial oblivion, remaining relatively

149

Upcoming Pages

Here’s what’s next.

174 of 690
175 of 690
176 of 690
177 of 690

Show all pages in this issue.

This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.

Citing and Sharing

Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.

Reference the current page of this Periodical.

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952, periodical, 1952; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101139/m1/173/ocr/: accessed January 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.