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The Oxford History of Mexico



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  • The Oxford History of Mexico
    The Oxford History of Mexico


The tenth anniversary edition of The Oxford History of Mexico tells the fascinating story of Mexico as it has evolved from the reign of the Aztecs through the twenty-first century. Available for the first time in paperback, this magnificent volume covers the nation's history in a series ofessays written by an international team of scholars. Essays have been revised to reflect events of the past decade, recent discoveries, and the newest advances in scholarship, while a new introduction discusses such issues as immigration from Mexico to the United States and the democratizationimplied by the defeat of the official party in the 2000 and 2006 presidential elections. Newly released to commemorate the bicentennial of the Mexican War of Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, this updated and redesigned volume offers an affordable, accessible, and compellingaccount of Mexico through the ages.

Author Biography

William Beezley is Professor of History at the University of Arizona and director of the Oaxaca Summer Institute in Modern Mexican History and Culture.
Michael C. Meyer was Professor of History at the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Great Encounterp. 9
The Spain that Encountered Mexicop. 11
The Mexico that Spain Encounteredp. 45
The Collision of Two Worldsp. 73
Crown, Cross, and Lance in New Spain, 1521-1810p. 109
An Empire Beyond Comparep. 111
Faith and Morals in Colonial Mexicop. 143
Indian Resistance to Colonialismp. 175
Disease, Ecology, and the Environmentp. 203
Women in Colonial Mexicop. 235
Collapse, Regeneration, and Challenge, 1810-1910p. 263
The Old Colonialism Ends, the New Colonialism Beginsp. 265
Fashioning a New Nationp. 285
War and Peace with the United Statesp. 319
Betterment for Whom? The Reform Period: 1855-75p. 349
The Culture of Modernityp. 373
The Mexican Revolution, 1910-40p. 407
The Mexican Revolution, 1910-20p. 409
Rebuilding the Nationp. 438
Mexico and the Outside Worldp. 471
Mexican Culture, 1920-45p. 508
Mexico in the Post-World War II Erap. 535
The Mexican "Miracle" and its Collapsep. 537
The Time of the Technocrats and Deconstruction of the Revolutionp. 569
Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Postrevolutionary Erap. 598
Glossaryp. 635
Bibliographyp. 643
Contributorsp. 655
Indexp. 657
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