The Oxford History of Mexico

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Oxford University Press, USA, Jul 24, 2000 - History - 709 pages
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Mexico is a country of fascinating contrasts--glorious history and tumultuous politics, extraordinary culture and desperate poverty, ancient traditions and rapid modernization. Yet despite the growing curiosity about Mexico due to increased trade and commerce, mostly resulting from NAFTA, as well as increased tourism and immigration, there is presently no up-to-date, accessible history of Mexico for general readers. The Oxford History of Mexico, edited by Michael Meyer and William Beezley is a comprehensive, lucidly written, and fully current narrative history by twenty of the most esteemed historians of Mexico writing today. Drawing on radical changes in scholarship on Mexico over the past 15 years, The Oxford History of Mexico covers all aspects of the rich history of Mexico from precolonial times to the present. Exploring politics, religion, technology, modernization, ethnicity, colonialism, ecology, the arts, mass media, and popular culture, The Oxford History of Mexico provides a wealth of information for all readers interested in this remarkable country. Fully illustrated, with black-and-white photos throughout and a sixteen page color insert, suggestions for future reading, an index, and a glossary, this is the fullest and most engaging history of Mexico available today.
  

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During the last 20 years, Mexican history has been reinterpreted and reevaluated. Meyer (history, emeritus, Univ. of Arizona; coauthor of The Course of Mexican History) and Beezley (history, Univ. of ... Read full review

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Contents

The Great Encounter
9
Crown Cross and Lance in New Spain 15211810
113
Collapse Regeneration and Challenge 18101910
275
The Mexican Revolution 191040
433
Mexico in the PostWorld War II Era
573
Glossary
671
Bibliography
679
Contributors
689
Photo Credits
691
Index
693
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Michael Meyer is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Arizona and the author of several books on Mexican history, including (with William Sherman and Susan Deeds) The Course of Mexican History. William Beezley is Professor of History at The University of Arizona and coauthor of El Gran Pueblo. They both live in Tucson.

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