Mexico and the United States: Ambivalent Vistas

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University of Georgia Press, 2004 - History - 296 pages
NAFTA, the collapse of the peso, the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, and heightened attention to illegal immigration and the drug trade are just some of the recent issues that are newly interpreted in this updated survey of U.S.-Mexican relations. Ranging from the precontact colonial eras of each country to the present-day administrations of Vicente Fox and George W. Bush, W. Dirk Raat's coverage focuses on the economic, cultural, and political trends and events that have regarded each other over the centuries. Raat pays special attention to the factors that have subordinated Mexico not only to "the Colossus of the North" but to many other players in the global market. He also offers a unique look at the cultural dynamics of Gran Chichimeca or Mexamerica, the borderlands where the two countries share a common history.
 

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W. Dirk Raat is professor emeritus of history at the State University of New York, Fredonia, and a docent at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. He has authored eight books on Mexico, including Revoltosos: Mexico’s Rebels in the United States, Mexico: From Independence to Revolution, 1810-1910; and most recently Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara: A Photohistory of the People of the Edge.

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