The Course of Mexican History / Edition 9

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Mexico's political, social, and economic landscapes have shifted in very striking ways in recent years, and the country now moves cautiously forward in the twenty-first century. Revised to address these remarkable transformations, The Course of Mexican History, now in its ninth edition, offers a completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from the pre-Columbian times to the present.

The leading textbook in its field, The Course of Mexican History, Ninth Edition, is indispensable for students of Mexican history, politics, economics, and culture.

Drawing on both classic and current sources, this book provides a wide-ranging survey of Mexican history from the pre-Columbian period to the present.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199730384
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 299,838
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. Meyer was Professor of History at the University of Arizona. A former general editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review, he authored or edited ten books on Mexico and Latin American history, including The Oxford History of Mexico (OUP, 2000).

William L. Sherman was Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the author of Forced Native Labor in Sixteenth-Century Colonial America (1979).

Susan M. Deeds is Professor of History at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of many articles on northern Mexican colonial ethnohistory and Defiance and Deference in Colonial Mexico: Indians under Spanish Rule in Nueva Vizcaya (2003).

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Table of Contents

Maps and Charts
I Pre-Columbian Mexico
1 The First Mexicans 3
2 Mexico's Golden Age: The Classic Period 13
3 Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico 35
4 The Rise of the Aztecs 51
5 Aztec Society and Culture 64
II The Spanish Conquerors
6 The Spanish Invasion 91
7 The Fall of Tenochtitlan 109
8 The Settlement of New Spain 123
III The Colony of New Spain
9 The Imperial System Entrenched 145
10 The Colonial Economy 158
11 The Colonial Church 173
12 Colonial Society: Race and Social Status 192
13 Culture and Daily Life in New Spain 209
IV Reform and Reaction: The Move to Independence
14 The Bourbons Restructure New Spain 237
15 Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period 250
16 The Wars for Independence 270
17 The First Mexican Empire 284
V The Trials of Nationhood, 1824-55
18 The Early Mexican Republic, 1824-33 297
19 Santa Anna and the Centralized State 308
20 The Loss of Texas and the War with the United States 319
21 Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century 338
VI Liberals and Conservatives Search for Something Better, 1855-76
22 From Ayutla to the Reform 365
23 The French Intervention 367
24 The Restored Republic, 1867-76: Nascent Modernization 384
25 Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century 397
VII The Modernization of Mexico, 1876-1910
26 The Making of the Porfiriato 413
27 The Process of Modernization 421
28 The Costs of Modernization 435
29 Society and Culture during the Porfiriato 447
VIII The Revolution: The Military Phase, 1910-20
30 The Liberal Indictment 463
31 The Overthrow of Diaz 478
32 Madero and the Failure of Democracy 491
33 Huerta and the Failure of Dictatorship 500
34 The Illusory Quest for a Better Way 514
35 Society and Culture during the Age of Violence 530
IX The Revolution: The Constructive Phase, 1920-40
36 Alvaro Obregon Cautiously Implements the Constitution 547
37 Mexico under Plutarco Calles, 1924-34 560
38 Cardenas Carries the Revolution to the Left 574
39 Society and Culture from Obregon to Cardenas 586
X The Revolution Shifts Gears and Runs Out of Gas: Mexico since 1940
40 From Revolution to Evolution, 1940-46 603
41 The Institutionalized Revolution, 1946-58 614
42 Adolfo Lopez Mateos: The Lull before the Storm, 1958-64 625
43 Sparks, Fire, and Smoldering, 1964-76 637
44 The Tensions of Development and Democratization, 1976-88 651
45 Mexico since 1988: The Post-Revolutionary Era 667
46 Society and Culture since World War II 699
App Mexican Heads of State 721
Sources of Illustrations 726
Index 728
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