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The Course of Mexican History

Eleventh Edition

Susan M. Deeds, Michael C. Meyer, and William L. Sherman

Publication Date - November 2017

ISBN: 9780190659011

672 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $84.99

The leading textbook in its field, The Course of Mexican History is indispensable for students of Mexican history, politics, economics, and culture

Description

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 eleventh edition, offers a completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from the pre-Columbian times to the present.

New to this Edition

  • Updates to pre-Columbian chapters, including recent discoveries at the pyramids of Teotihuacan and on Maya codices (picture writing)
  • New material on the Spanish conquest of Mexico and native responses to colonial rule
  • Revised interpretations of Santa Anna and the US-Mexican War
  • Reevaluation of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and its aftermath
  • Expanded coverage of social and cultural history throughout, including discussions on gender history, ethnic groups, local religion, cultural nationalism, environmental change, popular protests, and urban life
  • Updates on recent political crises, corruption, and US- Mexican relations
  • Extended analysis of border issues, including migration and narcotraffic
  • Reflections and illustrations of Mexico's rich contemporary popular culture, including film, television, music, cuisine, leisure, and sport

About the Author(s)

Susan M. Deeds is Professor Emeritus of History at Northern Arizona University.

Michael C. Meyer was Professor of History at the University of Arizona.

William L. Sherman was Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Table of Contents

    Maps and Charts
    New to This Edition
    Preface

    PART I: PRE-COLUMBIAN MEXICO

    1. The First Mexicans
    2. Mesoamerica's Golden Age: The Classic Period
    3. Times of Trouble: Post-Classic Mexico
    4. The Rise of the Aztecs
    5. Aztec Society and Culture

    PART II: COLLIDING WORLDS

    6. The Spanish Invasion
    7. The Settlement of New Spain

    PART III: LIVING IN THE VICEROYALTY

    8. The Imperial System Entrenched
    9. The Colonial Economy
    10. The Colonial Church
    11. Colonial Society: Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, and Identity
    12. Culture and Daily Life in New Spain

    PART IV: REFORM AND REACTION: THE MOVE TO INDEPENDENCE

    13. The Bourbons Restructure New Spain
    14. Society and Stress in the Late Colonial Period
    15. The Wars for Independence
    16. The First Mexican Empire

    PART V: THE TRIALS OF NATIONHOOD

    17. The Early Mexican Republic
    18. Santa Anna, the Centralized State, and the War with the United States
    19. Society and Culture in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

    PART VI: LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES SEARCH FOR SOMETHING BETTER

    20. The Reform and the French Intervention
    21. The Restored Republic: Nascent Modernization
    22. Society and Culture in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

    PART VII: THE MODERNIZATION OF MEXICO

    23. The Porfiriato: Order and Progress?
    24. The Costs of Modernization?
    25. Society and Culture during the Porfiriato

    PART VIII: THE REVOLUTION OF 1910

    26. Madero and the Liberal Indictment of the Porfiriato
    27. Revolts and Dictatorship Obstruct the Democratic Overture
    28. The Illusory Quest for a Better Way
    29. Society and Culture during the Revolutionary Years

    PART IX: THE REVOLUTIONARY AFTERMATH

    30. Calles: Supreme Chief of an Institutionalized Revolution
    31. Cárdenas and the Essence of the Revolution
    32. Society and Culture in the Postrevolutionary Period

    PART X: DEVELOPMENT AND DISSENT UNDER A ONE-PARTY SYSTEM

    33. From Revolution to Evolution
    34. The Lull and the Storm
    35. Failures of Development in the One-Party State
    36. Society and Culture: A New Internationalism

    PART XI: CRISIS AND CHANGE IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION

    37. The Neoliberal State: A Path to Democracy
    38. The Challenges of Democratization
    39. Progress and Problems
    40. Society and Culture in an Era of Crises and Global Entanglements

    Appendix: Mexican Heads of State
    Sources of Illustrations
    Index
    Color Palates Follow

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