The States of Mexico: A Reference Guide to History and Culture

The States of Mexico: A Reference Guide to History and Culture

by Peter Standish
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313342237

ISBN-13: 9780313342233

Pub. Date: 03/30/2009

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Mexico comprises 32 diverse states, and this reference is the first to succinctly profile each. Each chapter devoted to one of the states provides a contemporary snapshot of the most important information to know about the state, with essay sections on its characteristics, flora and fauna, cultural groups and languages, history, economy, social customs, arts,

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Mexico comprises 32 diverse states, and this reference is the first to succinctly profile each. Each chapter devoted to one of the states provides a contemporary snapshot of the most important information to know about the state, with essay sections on its characteristics, flora and fauna, cultural groups and languages, history, economy, social customs, arts, noteworthy places, and cuisine with representative recipes. Familiar and noteworthy names in Mexican culture are highlighted in the applicable sections. The format is perfect for students studying Spanish and travelers and general readers wanting a different angle from that provided in guidebooks and more authoritativeness than they can offer. Readers learn about the pulsing metropolis of Mexico City to the jungle isolation found in the Yucatan Peninsula.Considering the huge political, social, and economic focus on Mexico and the number of Mexican immigrants in the United Status today, Americans need to know more about Mexico and the homeland of these new immigrants. Make this one of the sources you recommend to your patrons to get a quick yet substantial feel for the states and their people. A map and photo accompany each chapter, and the volume contains a chronology, glossary, and selected bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313342233
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chronology

The States of Mexico

1. Aguascalientes

2. Baja California

3. Baja California Sur

4. Campeche

5. Chiapas

6. Chihuahua

7. Coahuila

8. Colima

9. Distrito Federal

10. Durango

11. Guanajuato

12. Guerrero

13. Hidalgo

14. Jalisco

15. Mexico

16. Michoacan

17. Morelos

18. Nayarit

19. Nuevo Leon

20. Oaxaca

21. Puebla

22. Queretaro

23. Quintana Roo

24. San Luis Potosi

25. Sinaloa

26. Sonora

27. Tabasco

28. Tamaulipas

29. Tlaxcala

30. Veracruz

31. Yucatan

32. Zacatecas

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

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