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The River People in Flood Time: The Civil Wars in Tabasco, Spoiler of Empires

Terry Rugeley


“The River People in Flood Time” tells the story of how the people of nineteenth-century Tabasco, Mexico, overcame impossible odds to expel one foreign intervention after another. Tabascans resisted control by Mexico City, overcame the grip of a Cuban adventurer who seized control of the region for two years, turned back the United States Navy, and defeated the French Intervention of the early 1860s, thus remaining free territory while the rest of the nation struggled for four painful years under the imposed monarchy of Maximilian. Along the way the manuscript reconstructs the lives and cultur ... More

Keywords: Tabasco, imperialism, cacao, chocolate, Olmecs, Mexico, federalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804791526
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804791526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry Rugeley, author
University of Oklahoma