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A Brief History of Mexico

A Brief History of Mexico

  • Author: Lynn V. Foster
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816074054
  • Category: History
  • Page: 324
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An introduction to the history of Mexico covers such topics as indigenous peoples, the environment, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and current law enforcement efforts against the drug cartels.

Mexico

Mexico

A Brief History

  • Author: Alicia Hernández Chávez
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520244917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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Looks at the history of Mexico, from its pre-Hispanic period until the present day.

Mexican Mosaic

Mexican Mosaic

A Brief History of Mexico

  • Author: Jürgen Buchenau
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 164
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Our new brief text highlights Mexico's stunning geographical, ethnic, and social diversity. In the sixteenth century, diseases brought by the Spanish conquerors wiped out almost 90 per cent of the indigenous population. Since then, Mexico - first as a colony of Spain and, after 1821, as an independent nation - has exported thousands of tons of silver, affecting currencies and prices as far away as China and India. In the century following independence, Mexico was invaded six times by three different European nations (Britain, France, and Spain) as well as the United States, the latter conflict resulting in the loss of half of Mexico's territory. More recently, Mexico has played an ever more important part in the world economy. Focused primarily on the period since independence in 1821, this brief text effectively summarizes Mexico's rich history, delineating some of the major processes at the national level and hinting at regional and local counter-currents.

A Concise History of Mexico

A Concise History of Mexico

  • Author: Brian R. Hamnett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521589161
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Mexico's fascinating complexities are difficult to approach. This illustrated Concise History begins with a brief examination of contemporary issues, while the book as a whole - ranging from the Olmecs to the present day - combines a chronological and thematic approach while highlighting long-term issues and controversies. Modern Mexico, founded after independence from Spain in 1821, was created out of a long and disparate historical inheritance which has constantly influenced its evolution. This book takes account of that past and pays attention to the pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial influence. Mexico's economic problems are given historical treatment together with political analysis and attention to social and cultural factors. The book's prime objective is accessibility to readers, including those interested in gaining a broad general knowledge of the country and those across the professions anxious to secure a rapid but secure understanding of a subject where there are few starting points.

Our Mexican Conflicts - Including a Brief History of Mexico from the Sixth Century to the Present Time

Our Mexican Conflicts - Including a Brief History of Mexico from the Sixth Century to the Present Time

  • Author: Thomas B. Gregory
  • Publisher: Meisel Press
  • ISBN: 1409769747
  • Category:
  • Page: 164
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Mexican Americans in Texas

Mexican Americans in Texas

A Brief History

  • Author: Arnoldo De León
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 186
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Like its ground-breaking predecessor, the first general survey of Tejanos, this completely up-to-date revision is a concise political, cultural, and social history of Mexican Americans in Texas from the Spanish colonial era to the present. Professor De Len is careful to portray Tejanos as active subjects, not merely objects in the ongoing Texas story. Complemented by a stunning photographic essay, a helpful glossary, and meticulously annotated, this work continues to be ideal reading for anyone wanting to learn about the most influential ethnic group in Texas.

Bang for Freedom; A Brief History of Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and Latino Activism in the U.S.

Bang for Freedom; A Brief History of Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and Latino Activism in the U.S.

  • Author: Cesar Cruz
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1329002687
  • Category: History
  • Page: 89
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This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about. It serves as an empowering historical tool for young people caught up in gangs. Includes sections on the Brown Berets, Young Lords and many freedom fighters. It is an introductory history book on Latino activism.

A Compact History of Mexico

A Compact History of Mexico

  • Author: Daniel Cosío Villegas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mexico
  • Page: 157
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A Brief History of National Income Estimation in Mexico

A Brief History of National Income Estimation in Mexico

  • Author: Clark Winton Reynolds
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Budget
  • Page: 17
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The U.S. War with Mexico

The U.S. War with Mexico

A Brief History with Documents

  • Author: Ernesto Chavez
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312249212
  • Category: History
  • Page: 170
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Traces the war's origins by examining developments in the United States and Mexico, focusing on the unequal relationship between the two countries in the areas of nation building, economics, and territorial expansion.

A Short History of Mexico

A Short History of Mexico

  • Author: John Patrick McHenry
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1789122406
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 194
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In this concise, readable account, the history of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most important countries is recounted, from the first recorded appearance of early man around 10,000 B.C. down to the present day. Through the pages of this book move the men, famous and infamous, who have Mexican history; Montezuma and Cortes; the Spanish viceroys whose downfall began when the priest Hidalgo issues his famous “Cry of Dolores”; the Emperor Agustin de Iturbide, first ruler of an independent Mexico; General Santa Anna, who fought and lost the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War; the ill-fated Emperor Maximilian and Benito Juarez, who overthrew him; Porfirio Diaz and Francisco Madero; Huerta, Pancho Villa, Carranza, and Zapata, who were involved in the troubles of the early decades of this century; and the president since 1920; among them, Obregon, Calles, Cardenas, Aleman, and the present incumbent, Lopez Mateos.

A Brief History of New Mexico

A Brief History of New Mexico

  • Author: Myra Ellen Jenkins,Albert H. Schroeder
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826303707
  • Category: History
  • Page: 89
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No New Mexican should be without this useful volume, the first history of New Mexico in many years to be published with the official sanction of the state. The general reader, the newcomer to New Mexico, and the student will find remarkably detailed information here on every aspect of New Mexico's past. The authors begin their survey with New Mexico's earliest inhabitants, prehistoric Sandia and Folsom men, and carry it up to such contemporary developments as the construction of Cochiti Dam. Their narrative covers such major subjects as exploration and settlement, westward expansion, political and military affairs, commerce and trade, ranching and agriculture, lumbering and mining, science, religion, culture, and education.

Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution

Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution

Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Gilbert M. Joseph,Jürgen Buchenau
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822377381
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In this concise historical analysis of the Mexican Revolution, Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau explore the revolution's causes, dynamics, consequences, and legacies. They do so from varied perspectives, including those of campesinos and workers; politicians, artists, intellectuals, and students; women and men; the well-heeled, the dispossessed, and the multitude in the middle. In the process, they engage major questions about the revolution. How did the revolutionary process and its aftermath modernize the nation's economy and political system and transform the lives of ordinary Mexicans? Rather than conceiving the revolution as either the culminating popular struggle of Mexico's history or the triumph of a new (not so revolutionary) state over the people, Joseph and Buchenau examine the textured process through which state and society shaped each other. The result is a lively history of Mexico's "long twentieth century," from Porfirio Díaz's modernizing dictatorship to the neoliberalism of the present day.

A Brief History of Central America

A Brief History of Central America

  • Author: Lynn V. Foster
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438108230
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 338
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Presents a comprehensive history of Central America, including the early pre-Columbian cultures and economic challenges currently being faced.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406704026
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

A Brief History of Economics

A Brief History of Economics

Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science

  • Author: E. Ray Canterbery
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814304808
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 539
  • View: 3852
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"Canterbery's unique style of presentation and breadth of vision manages to breathe new life into the study of dead economists ... Really helps the reader conjure up a vision of the economic times ... A fine addition to the history of thought literature." Journal of Economic Issues.

The Unofficial Guide to Mexico's Best Beach Resorts

The Unofficial Guide to Mexico's Best Beach Resorts

  • Author: Maribeth Mellin,Jane Onstott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470052236
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 480
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

Best Places to Stay in Mexico

Best Places to Stay in Mexico

  • Author: Lawrence Foster,Lynn V. Foster
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618005369
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 432
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The most up-to-date, comprehensive guide to outstanding, distinctive lodging options in Mexico No fee accepted for inclusion It's a fact. You will spend more on lodging than on any other aspect of your Mexican getaway. Where you stay deserves special attention when planning your trip. Many travelers to Mexico focus on the wrong hazards, however, and come home disappointed and disillusioned. The discerning, honest reviews in this book can prevent you from wasting hundreds of dollars on a lodging choice that doesn't suit your needs and tastes. This completely revised and updated edition of BEST PLACES TO STAY IN MEXICO provides thoughtful, detailed descriptions of a variety of accommodations in Mexico's four main regions: the Mayan Riviera, the Mexican Riviera, the Extraordinary Interior, and Baja California. * Romantic Hideaways * Resorts and Spas * Beachfront Bargains * Intimate and Affordable Inns * Adventure Retreats * Sophisticated Luxury Hotels

Lonely Planet ReisefŸhrer Mexiko

Lonely Planet ReisefŸhrer Mexiko

  • Author: John Noble,Julie Bacher
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet
  • ISBN: 3829722877
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 989
  • View: 4675
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Mit dem Lonely Planet Mexiko auf eigene Faust durch ein Land voller Gegensätze! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 950 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit einer malerischen Bahnfahrt? Der Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacifico bewältigt auf seinem Weg durch die spektakulären Schluchten des Nordwestens über 2000 Höhenmeter. Wie wäre es mit vorkolonialen Genüssen? In einer der pulquerìas in Mexico City wie dem Las Dualistas sollte man durchaus ein Glas pulque (alkoholisches Getränk auf Agavenbasis) und im Restaurant Chon unbedingt Wildschwein oder Heuschrecken probieren. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jedes Stadtviertel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 25 Top-Highlights, inspirierende Fotos, Hintergrundinformationen sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Mexiko ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.