The States of Mexico: A Reference Guide to History and Culture (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2009 - History - 484 pages
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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.

  

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PETER STANDISH is Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University and the author of numerous works on Latin America and Mexico, including co-authoring Culture and Customs of Mexico (Greenwood, 2004), as well as serving as the series editor for Greenwood's Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean series.

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