Mexico

Robert David Aguirre, “Mexico, Independence, and Trans-Atlantic Exchange, 1822-24″

Robert David Aguirre, “Mexico, Independence, and Trans-Atlantic Exchange, 1822-24″

This entry connects the Spanish American independence movements of the 1820s to the emergence of new pathways of trans-Atlantic cultural exchange. It shows that Britain’s political recognition of the new republics opened a two-way channel in which things, commodities, persons, and ideas flowed back and forth, affecting culture and politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Focusing particularly on Britain’s relations with Mexico, this entry examines key moments in the immediate British response to Spanish American independence.