The life of José María Morelos, the founder of the Mexican nation

dc.contributor.advisorHackett, Charles W. (Charles Wilson), 1888-1951
dc.creatorTimmons, Wilbert H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-06T17:23:45Z
dc.date.available2020-04-06T17:23:45Z
dc.date.issued1949
dc.descriptionUpon the advent of Morelos, the Mexican movement for independence passed into its second phase, and the period from the death of Hidalgo in 1811 to the death of Morelos in 1815 may be called, with full justification, the Epoch of Morelos. Not only was Morelos the greatest military commander produced by that period, but he was a statesman of a high order, who decreed far-reaching political, social, and economic reforms, and provided the revolutionary effort with a clearer enunciation of its principles and objectives. In addition to his outstanding military successes, Morelos was the first leader to declare for complete independence from Spain. Also, he was the inspiration for Mexico's first constitution, which prescribed a republican form of government based on a national representative system. His progressive social concepts envisaged the abolition of all caste distinctions and the substitution of the name "American" for all native-born, in whose interest the new government was to be shaped
dc.description.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/80517
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/7533
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subject.lcshMorelos, José María, 1765-1815
dc.subject.lcshStatesmen--Mexico--Biography
dc.subject.lcshMexico--History--Wars of Independence, 1810-1821--Biography
dc.titleThe life of José María Morelos, the founder of the Mexican nationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US

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