Mexico: A Brief History / Edition 1

Mexico: A Brief History / Edition 1

by Alicia Hernandez Chavez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520244915

ISBN-13: 9780520244917

Pub. Date: 01/12/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period and ending with the latest democratic developments of the twenty-first century, this definitive one-volume history of Mexico analyzes the ways that economic, social, and political dynamics have interacted to shape the nation's past. Alicia Hernández Chávez takes into account new historiography—which is fully

Overview

Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period and ending with the latest democratic developments of the twenty-first century, this definitive one-volume history of Mexico analyzes the ways that economic, social, and political dynamics have interacted to shape the nation's past. Alicia Hernández Chávez takes into account new historiography—which is fully integrated with anthropology, political science, economics, and international relations—to present an original and fresh interpretation of the structures and processes that determined the country's evolution. Based on the latest sources in both Spanish and other languages, this book illustrates that Mexico's history—far from being one of violent change, uprisings, and revolution—tended more toward stability and political collaboration. Hernández Chávez argues that Mexicans relied on tradition and institutions to effect change, resorting to disorder and destruction as little as possible. Numerous maps, tables, and charts support the text, providing extensive information on geography, social structures, the economy, politics, education, health, and transportation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244917
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/12/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface

1. The Indigenous World
2. The New Kingdom: Conquest and Colonization
3. The Colonial World
4. The Twilight of the Colonial World
5.
Independent Mexico
6. The First Republic
7. Liberalism and National Reconstruction
8. The Decline of the Liberal Order
9. The Revolution
10. The Foundations of the New State
11. Growth and Stability
12.
Into the New Millennium

Selected Bibliography

Index

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