Juan Suárez y Navarro (1813–1867)
Informe sobre las causas y caracter de los frecuentes cambios políticos ocurridos en el Estado de Yucatán. . .
Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, 1861
This book by a Mexican government official who served under both Santa-Anna and Benito Juárez looks at the underlying causes for the debilitating political volatility in Yucatán. It offers advice for restoring law and order and against the continued sale and export of Maya captives as slaves to Cuba. And it suggests that race and the promotion of native rights contributed to the Caste War.
The foldout map shows the division of territorial control in the peninsula. The pink border encloses British Honduras; the yellow, the Indians of the South; the green, the Indians of the East: the blue, the government of Campeche; and the orange, the government of Mérida.
Suárez de Navarro opposed the establishment of Campeche as a Mexican state separate from Yucatán in 1858. After the French capture of Mexico City in 1863, he went on to serve in the Emperor Maximilian’s government.
Presented by George E. and Melinda Y. Stuart
Rare Book Collection Stuart F1379 .S93 1861