The Course of Mexican History

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-07
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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 into the twenty-first century. The Course of Mexican History has been updated and revised to address these remarkable transformations. This eighth edition offers a completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from pre-Columbian times to the present. For this new edition, the authors have streamlined the text, making it more concise and readable without diluting its broad scope. The book now features an updated section evaluating the presidency of Vicente Fox from 2000 to 2006 and a sixteen-page color insert that vividly illustrates the links between Mexico's history and arts. It also includes 200 photos and drawings, thirteen maps for ease of reference, and an appendix listing all Mexican heads of state, from Tenoch through Fox. The leading textbook in its field, The Course of Mexican History is indispensable for students of Mexican history, politics, economics, and culture.

Table of Contents

Maps and Charts
Pre-Columbian Mexico
The First Mexicans
Mexico's Golden Age: The Classic Period
Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico
The Rise of the Aztecs
Aztec Society and Culture
The Spanish Conquerors
The Spanish Invasion
The Fall of Tenochtitlan
The Settlement of New Spain
The Colony of New Spain
The Imperial System Entrenched
The Colonial Economy
The Colonial Church
Colonial Society: Race and Social Status
Culture and Daily Life in New Spain
Reform and Reaction: The Move to Independence
The Bourbons Restructure New Spain
Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period
The Wars for Independence
The First Mexican Empire
The Trials of Nationhood, 1824-55
The Early Mexican Repulic, 1824-33
Santa Anna and the Centralized State
The Loss of Texas and the War with the United States
Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Liberals and Conservatives Search for Something Better, 1855-76
From Ayutla to the Reform
The French Intervention
The Restored Republic, 1867-76: Nascent Modernization
Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
The Modernization of Mexico, 1876-1910
The Making of the Porfiriato
The Process of Modernization
The Costs of Modernization
Society and Culture during the Porfiriato
The Revolution: The Military Phase, 1910-20
The Liberal Indictment
The Overthrow of Diaz
Madero and the Failure of Democracy
Huerta and the Failure of Dictatorship
The Illusory Quest for a Better Way
Society and Culture during the Age of Violence
The Revolution: The Constructive Phase, 1920-40
Alvaro Obregon Cautiously Implements the Constitution
Mexico under Plutarco Calles, 1924-34
Cardenas Carries the Revolution to the Left
Society and Culture from Obregon to Cardenas
The Revolution Shifts Gears and Runs Out of Gas: Mexico since 1940
From Revolution to Evolution, 1940-46
The Institutionalized Revolution, 1946-58
Adolfo Lopez Mateos: The Lull before the Storm, 1958-64
Sparks, Fire, and Smoldering, 1964-76
The Tensions of Development and Democratization, 1976-1988
Mexico Since 1988: The Post-Revolutionary Era
Society and Culture since World War II
Appendix: Mexican Heads of State
Sources of Illustrations
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