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Mexico's political, social, and economic landscapes have shifted in very striking ways in recent years and the country now moves cautiously forward in the twenty-first century. Revised to address these remarkable transformations, The Course of Mexican History, now in its tenth edition, offers a completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from the pre-Columbian times to the present.
The leading textbook in its field, The Course of Mexican History, Tenth Edition, is indispensable for students of Mexican history, politics, economics, and culture.
Michael C. Meyer was Professor of History at the University of Arizona. A former general editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review, he authored or edited ten books on Mexico and Latin American history, including The Oxford History of Mexico (OUP, 2000).
William L. Sherman was Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the author of Forced Native Labor in Sixteenth-Century Colonial America (1979).
Susan M. Deeds is Professor Emeritus of History at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of Defiance and Deference in Colonial Mexico: Indians under Spanish Rule in Nueva Vizcaya (2003) and more than thirty articles on northern Mexican colonial ethnohistory.
Table of Contents
Maps and Charts Preface I. Pre-Columbian Mexico
1. The First Mexicans 2. Mexico's Golden Age: The Classic Period 3. Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico 4. The Rise of the Aztecs 5. Aztec Society and Culture II. Colliding Worlds
6. The Spanish Invasion 7. The Settlement of New Spain
III. The Colony of New Spain
8. The Imperial System Entrenched 9. The Colonial Economy 10. The Colonial Church 11. Colonial Society: Race, Class, and Gender 12. Culture and Daily Life in New Spain
IV. Reform and Reaction: The Move to Independence
13. The Bourbons Restructure New Spain 14. Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period 15. The Wars for Independence 16. The First Mexican Empire V. The Trials of Nationhood, 1824-55
17. The Early Mexican Republic, 1824-33 18. Santa Anna, the Centralized State, and the War with the United States 19. Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
VI. Liberals and Conservatives Search for Something Better, 1855-76
20. The Reform and the French Intervention 21. The Restored Republic, 1867-76: Nascent Modernization 22. Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century VII. The Modernization of Mexico, 1876-1910
23. The Porfiriato: Order and Progress 24. The costs of Modernization 25. Society and Culture during the Porfiriato VIII. The Revolution: The Military Phase, 1910-20
26. The Liberal Indictment and the Overthrow of Diaz 27. Madero and the Failure of Democracy 28. Huerta and the Failure of Dictatorship 29. The Illusory Quest for a Better Way 30. Society and Culture during the Age of Violence
IX. The Revolution: The Constructive Phase, 1920-40
31. Alvaro Obregon Cautiously Implements the Constitution 32. Mexico Under Plutarco Calles, 1924-34 33. Cardenas Carries the Revolution to the Left 34. Society and Culture from Obregon to Cardenas X. The Revolution Shifts Gears and Runs Out of Gas: Mexico since 1940
35. From Revolution to Evolution, 1940-58 36. The Lull and the Storm, 1958-76 37. Failures of Development and the Decline of the One-Party State, 1976-88 38. Mexico Since 1988: The Path to Democracy? 39. Society and Culture since World War II
Appendix: Mexican Heads of State Sources of Illustrations Index