The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers Series)

The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers Series)

by Gilbert M. Joseph

ISBN-10: 0822330423

ISBN-13: 9780822330424

Pub. Date: 01/16/2003

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English.  See more details below


An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English.

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Duke University Press Books
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Latin America Readers Series
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6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.06(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Style
IThe Search for "Lo Mexicano"
The Mexican Character11
The Cosmic Race15
The Sons of La Malinche20
The Problem of National Culture28
Does It Mean Anything to Be Mexican33
Mexico City 199241
Two Ranchera Songs53
IIAncient Civilizations
The Origins of the Aztecs57
The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society61
Popol Vuh79
The Meaning of Maize for the Maya86
Omens Foretelling the Conquest92
IIIConquest and Colony
The Spaniards' Entry into Tenochtitlan97
Cortes and Montezuma105
The Battles of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco109
The Spiritual Conquest114
Why the Indians Are Dying122
The Colonial Latifundio131
A Baroque Archbishop-Viceroy141
On Men's Hypocrisy156
The Itching Parrot, the Priest, and the Subdelegate160
IVTrials of the Young Republic
The Siege of Guanajuato171
Sentiments of the Nation189
Plan of Iguala192
Women and War in Mexico196
The Glorious Revolution of 1844206
Decimas Dedicated to Santa Anna's Leg213
War and Finance, Mexican Style217
A Conservative Profession of Faith220
Considerations Relating to the Political and Social Situation226
Liberals and the Land239
Standard Plots and Rural Resistance252
Offer of the Crown to Maximilian263
A Letter from Mexico265
The Triumph of the Republic270
Pofirio Diaz Visits Yucatan273
Scenes from a Lumber Camp279
President Diaz, Hero of the Americas285
Gift of the Skeletons292
Mexican History in Photographs297
Land and Liberty335
Plan of Ayala339
The Restoration of the Ejido344
Zapatistas in the Palace351
Mexico Has Been Turned into a Hell357
Pancho Villa364
La Punitiva372
Pedro Martinez375
Juan the Chamula387
The Constitution of 1917: Articles 27 and 123398
An Agrarian Encounter403
Ode to Cuauhtemoc406
The Socialist ABC's411
The Ballad of Valentin of the Sierra418
Mexico Must Become a Nation of Institutions and Laws421
The Formation of the Single-Party State426
The Rough and Tumble Career of Pedro Crespo428
A Convention in Zacapu439
The Agrarian Reform in La Laguna445
The Oil Expropriation452
Cardenas and the Masses456
VIThe Perils of Modernity
They Gave Us the Land465
Mexico's Crisis470
Struggles of a Campesino Leader482
Art and Corruption492
The Two Faces of Acapulco during the Golden Age500
The Dark Deeds of "El Negro" Durazo512
The Sinking City520
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl536
Modesta Gomez544
VIIFrom the Ruins
The Student Movement of 1968555
El Santo's Strange Career570
After the Earthquake579
Letters to Cuauhtemoc Cardenas591
Corazon del Rocanrol598
I Don't Believe Them at All612
Identity Hour613
The COCEI of Juchitan, Oaxaca: Two Documents619
Women of Juchitan625
EZLN Demands at the Dialogue Table638
The Long Journey from Despair to Hope646
A Tzotzil Chronicle655
Debtors' Revenge670
Mexicans Would Not Be Bought, Coerced684
VIIIThe Border and Beyond
Plan of San Diego689
The Mexican Connection692
The Maquiladoras698
Dompe Days708
Pedro P. Coyote717
There's a Party Going On in Texas728
Two Poems about Immigrant Life731
The Deadly Harvest of the Sierra Madre734
Two Songs about Drug Smuggling747
The New World Border750
Suggestions for Further Reading757
Acknowledgment of Copyrights763

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