A Concise History of Mexico / Edition 2

A Concise History of Mexico / Edition 2

by Brian R. Hamnett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521618029

ISBN-13: 9780521618021

Pub. Date: 06/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The second edition of this accessible study of Mexico includes two new features: an examination of cultural developments since Independence from Spain in 1821 and a discussion of contemporary issues up to the time of publication. Several new plates with captions expand the thematic coverage in the book. The updated edition examines the administration of Vicente

Overview

The second edition of this accessible study of Mexico includes two new features: an examination of cultural developments since Independence from Spain in 1821 and a discussion of contemporary issues up to the time of publication. Several new plates with captions expand the thematic coverage in the book. The updated edition examines the administration of Vicente Fox, who came to power with the elections of 2000. The new sections reinforce the importance of Mexico's long and disparate history, from the Precolumbian era onwards, in shaping the country as it is today. This Concise History looks at Mexico from political, economic and cultural perspectives, and tackles controversial themes such as the impact of the Spanish Conquest and the struggle to establish an independent Mexico. A broad range of readers interested in the modern-day Americas should find here a helpful introduction to this vibrant and dynamic North-American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521618021
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; Preface; 1. Mexico in perspective; 2. The pre-Columbian era; 3. The European incursion, 1519-1620; 4. New Spain, 1620-1770: Spanish colonialism and American society; 5. Destabilisation and fragmentation, 1770-1867; 6. Reconstruction, 1867-1940; 7. The monopoly party, 1940-2000; 8. The Fox administration, 2000-6; 9. Cultural developments since Independence; Final comments; Bibliography.

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