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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: 1107174589
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Presents a broad thematic perspective and chronological sweep of Mexico, from the pre-Columbian era to the present day.

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 Leon
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 219
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This third edition of our ground-breaking publication, the first survey of Tejanos, has been completely updated to present a concise political, cultural, and social history of Mexican Americans in Texas from the Spanish colonial era to the present day, a time when people of Mexican descent are poised to become the demographic majority in the Lone Star. Writing specifically for the college-level student and careful to include a consensus of the latest literature in this strong and continually growing field, Professor De León portrays Tejanos as active subjects, not merely objects, in the ongoing Texas story. Complemented by a stunning photographic essay and a helpful glossary, and featuring new biographical vignettes that now introduce and set the context for each chapter, this third edition of our well-loved text is certain to be even more engaging and relevant to readers of all levels. And while the book targets a wide reading audience, it is ideally fit for classroom use. Professors teaching courses in Texas, western, and borderlands history will find it an ideal complement to their class lectures and other outside reading assignments. Of particular interest to students will be discussions describing the survival techniques Tejanos developed to withstand poverty and disadvantage, the process of assimilation over many generations, the changes engendered by the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, the role of political figures such as José Antonio Navarro, J. T. Canales, Alonso Perales, Héctor P. García, or Irma Rangel, or the impact of court cases like which Hernández v. Texas or Plyler v. Doe that changed the direction of Mexican American history.

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 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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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.

The U.S. War with Mexico

The U.S. War with Mexico

A Brief History with Documents

  • Author: Ernesto Chavez
  • Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1319242790
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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The U.S. war with Mexico was a pivotal event in American history, it set crucial wartime precedents and served as a precursor for the impending Civil War. With a powerful introduction and rich collection of documents, Ernesto Ch‡vez makes a convincing case that as an expansionist war, the U.S.-Mexico conflict set a new standard for the acquisition of foreign territory through war. Equally important, the war racialized the enemy, and in so doing accentuated the nature of whiteness and white male citizenship in the U.S., especially as it related to conquered Mexicans, Indians, slaves, and even women. The war, along with ongoing westward expansion, heightened public debates in the North and South about slavery and its place in newly-acquired territories. In addition, Ch‡vez shows how the political, economic and social development of each nation played a critical role in the path to war and its ultimate outcome. Both official and popular documents offer the events leading up to the war, the politics surrounding it, popular sentiment in both countries about it, and the war's long-term impact on the future development and direction of these two nations. Headnotes, a chronology, maps and a selected bibliography enrich student understanding of this important historical moment.

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.

Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen

Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen

  • Author: Stephen Hawking
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 3608115102
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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Stephen Hawkings Vermächtnis In seinem letzten Buch gibt Stephen Hawking Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit und nimmt uns mit auf eine persönliche Reise durch das Universum seiner Weltanschauung. Seine Gedanken zu Ursprung und Zukunft der Menschheit sind zugleich eine Mahnung, unseren Heimatplaneten besser vor den Gefahren unserer Gegenwart zu schützen. Zugänglich und klar finden Sie in diesem Buch Hawkings Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. - Warum gibt es uns Menschen überhaupt? - Und woher kommen wir? - Gibt es im Weltall andere intelligente Lebewesen? - Existiert Gott? - In welchem Zustand befindet sich unser Heimatplanet? - Werden wir auf der Erde überleben? - Retten oder zerstören uns Naturwissenschaften und Technik? - Hilft uns die künstliche Intelligenz, die Erde zu bewahren? - Können wir den Weltraum bevölkern? - Wie werden wir die Schwächsten – Kinder, Kranke, alte Menschen – schützen? - Wie werden wir unsere Kinder erziehen? Brillanter Physiker, revolutionärer Kosmologe, unerschütterlicher Optimist. Für Stephen Hawking bergen die Weiten des Universums nicht nur naturwissenschaftliche Geheimnisse. In seinem persönlichsten Buch beantwortet der Autor die großen Fragen des menschlichen Lebens und spricht die wichtigsten Themen unserer Zeit an. Zugänglich und klar erläutert er die Folgen des menschlichen Fortschritts – vom Klimawandel bis hin zu künstlicher Intelligenz – und diskutiert seine Gefahren. Hier finden Sie Hawkings Antworten auf die Urfragen der Menschheit. Ein großer Appell an politische Machthaber und jeden Einzelnen von uns, unseren bedrohten Heimatplaneten besser zu schützen.

Mexican Americans

Mexican Americans

Past, Present, and Future

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mexican Americans
  • Page: 120
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Traces the history of Mexicans in the United States and describes their social, political, and cultural contributions to their new country. Includes a brief history of Mexico.

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
  • View: 2470
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Presents a comprehensive history of Central America, including the early pre-Columbian cultures and economic challenges currently being faced.

21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert

21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406727794
  • Category: History
  • Page: 459
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Yuval Noah Harari ist der Weltstar unter den Historikern. In «Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit» erzählte er vom Aufstieg des Homo Sapiens zum Herrn der Welt. In «Homo Deus» ging es um die Zukunft unserer Spezies. Sein neues Buch schaut auf das Hier und Jetzt und konfrontiert uns mit den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit. Wie unterscheiden wir Wahrheit und Fiktion im Zeitalter der Fake News? Was sollen wir unseren Kindern beibringen? Wie können wir in unserer unübersichtlichen Welt moralisch handeln? Wie bewahren wir Freiheit und Gleichheit im 21. Jahrhundert? Seit Jahrtausenden hat die Menschheit über den Fragen gebrütet, wer wir sind und was wir mit unserem Leben anfangen sollen. Doch jetzt setzen uns die heraufziehende ökologische Krise, die wachsende Bedrohung durch Massenvernichtungswaffen und der Aufstieg neuer disruptiver Technologien unter Zeitdruck. Bald schon wird irgendjemand darüber entscheiden müssen, wie wir die Macht nutzen, die künstliche Intelligenz und Biotechnologie bereit halten. Dieses Buch will möglichst viele Menschen dazu anregen, sich an den großen Debatten unserer Zeit zu beteiligen, damit die Antworten nicht von den blinden Kräften des Marktes gegeben werden.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641079241
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 688
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Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen. »Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem« ist ein ebenso fundierter und lehrreicher wie unterhaltsamer und amüsanter Ausflug in die Naturwissenschaften, mit dem Bill Bryson das scheinbar Unmögliche vollbracht hat: das Wissen von der Welt in dreißig Kapitel zu packen, die auch für den normalen Leser ohne Vorkenntnisse verständlich sind. Das ideale Buch für alle, die unser Universum und unsere Geschichte endlich verstehen möchten – und dabei auch noch Spaß haben wollen!

Life and Labor in Ancient Mexico

Life and Labor in Ancient Mexico

The Brief and Summary Relation of the Lords of New Spain

  • Author: Alonso de Zurita
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806126791
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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The "Brief and Summary Relation of the Lords of New Spain" is one of the major contemporary accounts of the economic, political, and social impact of the conquest of Aztec Mexico. Written by Alonso de Zorita, a Spanish judge of high integrity and many years' experience in colonial administration, it provides a detailed description of Aztec life before and after the Conquest. Based on Zorita's stay in Mexico from 1556 to 1566, it reflects the anguish felt by a devoted and humane servant of the Crown, who observed the misery inflicted upon the Indians by enslavement and Spanish-imposed tribute and labor systems In his extensive introduction, Benjamin Keen provides a survey of the rise of Aztec society, conditions under post-Conquest colonial administration, and a biographical essay on Zoritas life and the reception of his work. With a new preface on recent scholarship and issues in Zorita's work, this edition remains the standard translation in English of the "Brief Relation."

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: 3874
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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.

A Brief History of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts

A Brief History of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts

  • Author: Thomas Anthony Britten
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780773479630
  • Category: History
  • Page: 130
  • View: 2021
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Mutual benefit and racial discrimination reinforced by government policy united the Seminole Indians and former African American slaves in the South and Southwest. Britten (American history, Arkansas Tech U., Russelville) details the genesis of the Black-Seminole alliance in Florida, the alliance during the Seminole Wars (1817-37), the Seminole trail of tears and flight to Mexico, the formation of the "Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts" in 1870, and the dismissal of the scouts (1890-1914). Includes a preface by David A. Williams, Texas African American Heritage Organization.

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.