A Brief History of Mexico / Edition 2

A Brief History of Mexico / Edition 2

by Lynn V. Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816071713

ISBN-13: 9780816071715

Pub. Date: 08/15/2007

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

From the rise of the first civilizations of North America and continuing through the cataclysm of the Spanish conquest and the explosive revolution of Zapata and Pancho Villa to the intensely contested presidential election of 2006, Mexico has had a vibrant and dynamic history. This book gives expansive coverage of Mexico's pre-Columbian civilizations as well as…  See more details below

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From the rise of the first civilizations of North America and continuing through the cataclysm of the Spanish conquest and the explosive revolution of Zapata and Pancho Villa to the intensely contested presidential election of 2006, Mexico has had a vibrant and dynamic history. This book gives expansive coverage of Mexico's pre-Columbian civilizations as well as contemporary indigenous cultures. A Brief History of Mexico, Updated Edition also brings readers up to date on developments in Mexico and helps them understand the deeper significance of recent events, including the 2006 presidential election that resulted in victory for the National Action Party's (PAN's) Felipe Calderon, a weakened Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) candidate's threatening a government in opposition.

Coverage also includes: The challenge of revitalizing Mexico's people and resources in this new period of multiparty democracy, Indigenous peoples, the environment, and culture, The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the increasing participation of Mexican Americans in Mexican politics and culture, The testing of the new democratic institutions by the close results of the 2006 presidential election and months of protest over alleged electoral fraud.

About the Author:
Lynn V. Foster is a freelance writer and former research scholar and adjunct faculty member in the Hispanic Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts at Boston

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816071715
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Series:
Facts on File Brief History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 The first peoples : pre-Columbian Mexico 1

2 Diversity of Mesoamerican civilization 23

3 The age of conquest 45

4 The founding of an empire : sixteenth-century Mexico 61

5 The colony of New Spain 81

6 The Bourbon reforms and independence : 1700-1821 101

7 Years of chaos : 1823-1876 117

8 The Porfiriato dictatorship : 1876-1910 143

9 The revolution of 1910 : 1910-1940 161

10 The institutionalized revolution : 1940-2000 193

11 The march toward democracy 223

12 Crossroads : a democratic Mexico 241

App Basic facts about Mexico 257

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