Course of Mexican History / Edition 9

Course of Mexican History / Edition 9

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by Michael Meyer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199730385

ISBN-13: 2900199730383

Pub. Date: 03/12/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Still the leading book on Mexican history from the pre-Columbian periods to the present, this thoroughly updated sixth edition of The Course of Mexican History introduces a new co-author, Susan Deeds, and features a new emphasis on social and cultural history. It offers a new understanding of indigenous cultures, including revised discussions of pre-Columbian central

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Still the leading book on Mexican history from the pre-Columbian periods to the present, this thoroughly updated sixth edition of The Course of Mexican History introduces a new co-author, Susan Deeds, and features a new emphasis on social and cultural history. It offers a new understanding of indigenous cultures, including revised discussions of pre-Columbian central Mexico and the Spanish conquest of Mexico, as well as an examination of new trends in the fast-changing field of Mayan studies.

Using recent scholarship and discoveries, the authors have expanded the sections on the historical background of Spanish conquistadors and the social, religious, and cultural history of Mexico's colonial period, with a particular emphasis on its impact on women and indigenous cultures. New research on the events and social grievances which led up to the independence movement are examined as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900199730383
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608

Table of Contents

Maps and Charts
Preface

I. Pre-Columbian Mexico

1. The First Mexicans
2. Mexico's Golden Age: The Classic Period
3. Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico
4. The Rise of the Aztecs
5. Aztec Society and Culture

II. Colliding Worlds

6. The Spanish Invasion
7. The Settlement of New Spain

III. The Colony of New Spain

8. The Imperial System Entrenched
9. The Colonial Economy
10. The Colonial Church
11. Colonial Society: Race, Class, and Gender
12. Culture and Daily Life in New Spain

IV. Reform and Reaction: The Move to Independence

13. The Bourbons Restructure New Spain
14. Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period
15. The Wars for Independence
16. The First Mexican Empire

V. The Trials of Nationhood, 1824-55

17. The Early Mexican Republic, 1824-33
18. Santa Anna, the Centralized State, and the War with the United States
19. Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

VI. Liberals and Conservatives Search for Something Better, 1855-76

20. The Reform and the French Intervention
21. The Restored Republic, 1867-76: Nascent Modernization
22. Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

VII. The Modernization of Mexico, 1876-1910

23. The Porfiriato: Order and Progress
24. The costs of Modernization
25. Society and Culture during the Porfiriato

VIII. The Revolution: The Military Phase, 1910-20

26. The Liberal Indictment and the Overthrow of Diaz
27. Madero and the Failure of Democracy
28. Huerta and the Failure of Dictatorship
29. The Illusory Quest for a Better Way
30. Society and Culture during the Age of Violence

IX. The Revolution: The Constructive Phase, 1920-40

31. Alvaro Obregon Cautiously Implements the Constitution
32. Mexico Under Plutarco Calles, 1924-34
33. Cardenas Carries the Revolution to the Left
34. Society and Culture from Obregon to Cardenas

X. The Revolution Shifts Gears and Runs Out of Gas: Mexico since 1940

35. From Revolution to Evolution, 1940-58
36. The Lull and the Storm, 1958-76
37. Failures of Development and the Decline of the One-Party State, 1976-88
38. Mexico Since 1988: The Path to Democracy?
39. Society and Culture since World War II

Appendix: Mexican Heads of State
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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