The Course of Mexican History / Edition 7

The Course of Mexican History / Edition 7

by Michael C. Meyer, Michael Meyer, William L. Sherman, Susan M. Deeds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195148193

ISBN-13: 9780195148190

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Still the leading book on Mexican history from the pre-Columbian periods to the present, this thoroughly updated sixth edition of The Course of Mexican History introduces a new co-author, Susan Deeds, and features a new emphasis on social and cultural history. It offers a new understanding of indigenous cultures, including revised discussions of pre-Columbian central…  See more details below

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Still the leading book on Mexican history from the pre-Columbian periods to the present, this thoroughly updated sixth edition of The Course of Mexican History introduces a new co-author, Susan Deeds, and features a new emphasis on social and cultural history. It offers a new understanding of indigenous cultures, including revised discussions of pre-Columbian central Mexico and the Spanish conquest of Mexico, as well as an examination of new trends in the fast-changing field of Mayan studies.

Using recent scholarship and discoveries, the authors have expanded the sections on the historical background of Spanish conquistadors and the social, religious, and cultural history of Mexico's colonial period, with a particular emphasis on its impact on women and indigenous cultures. New research on the events and social grievances which led up to the independence movement are examined as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195148190
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.06(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Maps and Charts
Preface
IPre-Columbian Mexico
1The First Mexicans3
2Mexico's Golden Age: The Classic Period13
3Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico35
4The Rise of the Aztecs51
5Aztec Society and Culture64
IIThe Spanish Conquerors
6The Spanish Invasion91
7The Fall of Tenochtitlan109
8The Settlement of New Spain123
IIIThe Colony of New Spain
9The Imperial System Entrenched145
10The Colonial Economy158
11The Colonial Church173
12Colonial Society: Race and Social Status192
13Culture and Daily Life in New Spain209
IVReform and Reaction: The Move to Independence
14The Bourbons Restructure New Spain237
15Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period250
16The Wars for Independence270
17The First Mexican Empire284
VThe Trials of Nationhood, 1824-55
18The Early Mexican Republic, 1824-33297
19Santa Anna and the Centralized State308
20The Loss of Texas and the War with the United States319
21Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century338
VILiberals and Conservatives Search for Something Better, 1855-76
22From Ayutla to the Reform365
23The French Intervention367
24The Restored Republic, 1867-76: Nascent Modernization384
25Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century397
VIIThe Modernization of Mexico, 1876-1910
26The Making of the Porfiriato413
27The Process of Modernization421
28The Costs of Modernization435
29Society and Culture during the Porfiriato447
VIIIThe Revolution: The Military Phase, 1910-20
30The Liberal Indictment463
31The Overthrow of Diaz478
32Madero and the Failure of Democracy491
33Huerta and the Failure of Dictatorship500
34The Illusory Quest for a Better Way514
35Society and Culture during the Age of Violence530
IXThe Revolution: The Constructive Phase, 1920-40
36Alvaro Obregon Cautiously Implements the Constitution547
37Mexico under Plutarco Calles, 1924-34560
38Cardenas Carries the Revolution to the Left574
39Society and Culture from Obregon to Cardenas586
XThe Revolution Shifts Gears and Runs Out of Gas: Mexico since 1940
40From Revolution to Evolution, 1940-46603
41The Institutionalized Revolution, 1946-58614
42Adolfo Lopez Mateos: The Lull before the Storm, 1958-64625
43Sparks, Fire, and Smoldering, 1964-76637
44The Tensions of Development and Democratization, 1976-88651
45Mexico since 1988: The Post-Revolutionary Era667
46Society and Culture since World War II699
AppMexican Heads of State721
Sources of Illustrations726
Index728

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