The Course of Mexican History

Paperback | November 19, 2013

byMichael Meyer, William Sherman, Susan Deeds

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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 forward in the twenty-first century. Revised to address these remarkable transformations, The Course of Mexican History, now in its tenth edition, offersa completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from the pre-Columbian times to the present. The leading textbook in its field, The Course of Mexican History, Tenth Edition, is indispensable for students of Mexican history, politics, economics, and culture.

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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 forward in the twenty-first century. Revised to address these remarkable transformations, The Course of Mexican History, now in its tenth edition, offersa completely up-to-date, lively, and engagin...

Michael C. Meyer was Professor of History at the University of Arizona. A former general editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review, he authored or edited ten books on Mexico and Latin American history, including The Oxford History of Mexico (OUP, 2000). William L. Sherman was Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-L...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Maps and ChartsPrefaceI. Pre-Columbian Mexico1. The First Mexicans2. Mexico's Golden Age: The Classic Period3. Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico4. The Rise of the Aztecs5. Aztec Society and CultureII. Colliding Worlds6. The Spanish Invasion7. The Settlement of New SpainIII. The Colony of New Spain8. The Imperial System Entrenched9. The Colonial Economy10. The Colonial Church11. Colonial Society: Race, Class, and Gender12. Culture and Daily Life in New SpainIV. Reform and Reaction: The Move to Independence13. The Bourbons Restructure New Spain14. Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period15. The Wars for Independence16. The First Mexican EmpireV. The Trials of Nationhood, 1824-5517. The Early Mexican Republic, 1824-3318. Santa Anna, the Centralized State, and the War with the United States19. Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth CenturyVI. Liberals and Conservatives Search for Something Better, 1855-720. The Reform and the French Intervention21. The Restored Republic, 1867-76: Nascent Modernization22. Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth CenturyVII. The Modernization of Mexico, 1876-191023. The Porfiriato: Order and Progress24. The costs of Modernization25. Society and Culture during the PorfiriatoVIII. The Revolution: The Military Phase, 1910-2026. The Liberal Indictment and the Overthrow of Diaz27. Madero and the Failure of Democracy28. Huerta and the Failure of Dictatorship29. The Illusory Quest for a Better Way30. Society and Culture during the Age of ViolenceIX. The Revolution: The Constructive Phase, 1920-4031. Alvaro Obregon Cautiously Implements the Constitution32. Mexico Under Plutarco Calles, 1924-3433. Cardenas Carries the Revolution to the Left34. Society and Culture from Obregon to CardenasX. The Revolution Shifts Gears and Runs Out of Gas: Mexico since 194035. From Revolution to Evolution, 1940-5836. The Lull and the Storm, 1958-7637. Failures of Development and the Decline of the One-Party State, 1976-8838. Mexico Since 1988: The Path to Democracy?39. Society and Culture since World War IIAppendix: Mexican Heads of StateSources of IllustrationsIndex