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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Oxford History of Mexico

The Oxford History of Mexico

  • Author: William Beezley,Michael Meyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199779937
  • Category: History
  • Page: 688
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The Oxford History of Mexico is a narrative history of the events, institutions and characters that have shaped Mexican history from the reign of the Aztecs through the twenty-first century. When the hardcover edition released in 2000, it was praised for both its breadth and depth--all aspects of Mexican history, from religion to technology, ethnicity, ecology and mass media, are analyzed with insight and clarity. Available for the first time in paperback, the History covers every era in the nation's history in chronological format, offering a quick, affordable reference source for students, scholars and anyone who has ever been interested in Mexico's rich cultural heritage. Scholars have contributed fascinating essays ranging from thematic ("Faith and Morals in Colonial Mexico," "Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Postrevolutionary Era") to centered around one pivotal moment or epoch in Mexican history ("Betterment for Whom? The Reform Period: 1855-1875"). Two such major events are the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821) and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), the subjects of several essays in the book. Publication of the reissued edition will coincide with anniversaries of these critical turning points. Essays are updated to reflect new discoveries, advances in scholarship, and occurences of the past decade. A revised glossary and index ensure that readers will have immediate access to any information they seek. William Beezley, co-editor of the original edition, has written a new preface that focuses on the past decade and covers such issues as immigration from Mexico to the United States and the democratization implied by the defeat of the official party in the 2000 and 2006 presidential elections. Beezley also explores the significance of the bicentennial of independence and centennial of the Revolution. With these updates and a completely modern, bold new design, the reissued edition refreshes the beloved Oxford History of Mexico for a new generation.

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.

Mexico

Mexico

Biogaphy of Power

  • Author: Enrique Krauze
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062285262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 896
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The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major question for the modern state, with today's president Zedillo, is whether that power can be decentralized, to end the cycles of history as biographies of power.

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.

The Essential History of Mexico

The Essential History of Mexico

From Pre-Conquest to Present

  • Author: Philip Russell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135017212
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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The full text of The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires devastated by the Spanish conquest through the 21st-century, including the election of 2012. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history from pre-colonial times to the present, and includes a glossary as well as numerous images and tables for comprehensive study. This version, The Essential History of Mexico, streamlines and updates the text of the full first edition to make it easier for classroom use. Helpful pedagogy has been added for contextualization and support, including: Side-by-side world and Mexican timelines at the beginning of each chapter that place the national events from each chapter in broader global context Bolded keywords that draw attention to important terms Cultural and biography boxes in each chapter that help highlight aspects of social history Primary documents in each chapter that allow historical actors to speak directly to students Annotated suggestions for further reading In addition, the companion website provides many valuable tools for students and instructors, including links to online resources and videos, discussion questions, and images and figures from the book.

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.

Mexico since Independence

Mexico since Independence

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316583562
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Mexico Since Independence brings together six chapters from Volumes III, V and VII of the Cambridge History of Latin America to provide in a single volume an economic, social and political history of Mexico since independence from Spain in 1821. This, it is hoped, will be useful for both teachers and students of Latin American history. Each chapter is accompanied by a bibliographical essay.

A Compact history of Mexico

A Compact history of Mexico

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 191
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The Aztecs Under Spanish Rule

The Aztecs Under Spanish Rule

A History of the Indians of the Valley of Mexico, 1519-1810

  • Author: Charles Gibson
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804701969
  • Category: History
  • Page: 657
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Outlines the influence that Spanish rule had upon all aspects of Aztec life during the three hundred years after their conquest.

Recovering History, Constructing Race

Recovering History, Constructing Race

The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans

  • Author: Martha Menchaca
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292778481
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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The history of Mexican Americans is a history of the intermingling of races—Indian, White, and Black. This racial history underlies a legacy of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans and their Mexican ancestors that stretches from the Spanish conquest to current battles over ending affirmative action and other assistance programs for ethnic minorities. Asserting the centrality of race in Mexican American history, Martha Menchaca here offers the first interpretive racial history of Mexican Americans, focusing on racial foundations and race relations from prehispanic times to the present. Menchaca uses the concept of racialization to describe the process through which Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. authorities constructed racial status hierarchies that marginalized Mexicans of color and restricted their rights of land ownership. She traces this process from the Spanish colonial period and the introduction of slavery through racial laws affecting Mexican Americans into the late twentieth-century. This re-viewing of familiar history through the lens of race recovers Blacks as important historical actors, links Indians and the mission system in the Southwest to the Mexican American present, and reveals the legal and illegal means by which Mexican Americans lost their land grants.

Home Grown

Home Grown

Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs

  • Author: Isaac Campos
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882682
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But, Campos demonstrates, as it gradually spread to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and soldiers' barracks, it took on both a Mexican name--marijuana--and identity as a quintessentially "Mexican" drug. A century ago, Mexicans believed that marijuana could instantly trigger madness and violence in its users, and the drug was outlawed nationwide in 1920. Home Grown thus traces the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist policies that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico today. Campos also counters the standard narrative of modern drug wars, which casts global drug prohibition as a sort of informal American cultural colonization. Instead, he argues, Mexican ideas were the foundation for notions of "reefer madness" in the United States. This book is an indispensable guide for anyone who hopes to understand the deep and complex origins of marijuana's controversial place in North American history.

The Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution

  • Author: Adolfo Gilly
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781595581235
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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An account of the twentieth century's first revolution documents the conflict between the first peasant uprisings against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz and Álvaro Obregón's inauguration as president in 1920, describing key events and the contributions of lesser-known individuals. Reprint.

The Dead March

The Dead March

A History of the Mexican-American War

  • Author: Peter Guardino
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674981847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Focusing on ordinary Mexicans and Americans, Peter Guardino offers a clearer picture than we have ever had of the brief, bloody war that redrew the map of North America. He shows how dramatically U.S. forces underestimated Mexicans’ patriotism, fierce resistance, and bitter resentment of American claims to national and racial superiority.

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.

Our Mexican Conflicts

Our Mexican Conflicts

Including a Brief History of Mexico from the Sixth Century to the Present Time

  • Author: Thomas B. Gregory
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Page: 158
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The Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution

A Short History 1910-1920

  • Author: Stuart Easterling
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608461831
  • Category: History
  • Page: 180
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Long after its outbreak, the revolution remains the defining moment in Mexico’s modern history. Yet the debate over its legacy continues to this day. In a comprehensible style, aimed at students and general readers, The Mexican Revolution recounts the revolution’s main events, sorts through its internal conflicts, and asks whether or not its leaders achieved their goals.