Mexico: From Montezuma to the Rise of the PAN, Third Edition

Mexico: From Montezuma to the Rise of the PAN, Third Edition

by Jaime Suchlicki
     
 

In this concise thousand-year history, one of the world's foremost scholars on Latin America explains how Mexico's present and future flow directly from its past. Going well beyond a comprehensive description of recent events and crises, Jaime Suchlicki provides an introduction to the country's early native civilizations, its natural environment, the Spaniards' harsh… See more details below

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In this concise thousand-year history, one of the world's foremost scholars on Latin America explains how Mexico's present and future flow directly from its past. Going well beyond a comprehensive description of recent events and crises, Jaime Suchlicki provides an introduction to the country's early native civilizations, its natural environment, the Spaniards' harsh rule, independence and revolution, the long dominant Partido Revolucionario Institucional's demise, and the complex and sometimes tumultuous relationship with the United States. Professor Suchlicki suggests seven major recurring patterns in Mexican history and convincingly describes their contribution to Mexico's current and future difficulties. This new edition provides an analysis of recent social, economic, and political developments, including the hotly contested 2006 election, in which the electoral tribunal determined the presidency and Felipe Calderón became Mexico's second consecutive president from the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN). Finally, Suchlicki also analyzes the current state of U.S.-Mexican relations on key issues such as immigration. Mexico is essential reading for anyone seeking an up-to-date perspective on America's neighbor to the south.

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“Informative, up-to-date, comprehensive, well organized, accessible both to students and general readers—Suchlicki’s third edition will enlighten and educate its readers.”
Jorge I. Domínguez

“Informative, up-to-date, comprehensive, well organized, accessible both to students and general readers—Suchlicki’s third edition will enlighten and educate its readers.”—Jorge I. Domínguez, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612343792
Publisher:
Potomac Books Inc.
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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