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Mexico : a brief history

Author: Alicia Hernández Chávez
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period and ending with the latest democratic developments of the twenty-first century, this definitive one-volume history of Mexico analyzes the ways that economic, social, and political dynamics have interacted to shape the nation's past. Alicia Hernández Chávez takes into account new historiography--which is fully integrated with anthropology, political science, economics, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Hernández Chávez
ISBN: 0520233212 9780520233218 0520244915 9780520244917
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
OCLC Number: 62132846
Notes: Originally published in Spanish as Mâexico: breve historia contemporâanea by Fondo de Cultura Econâomica, 2000.
Description: xxiii, 388 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The indigenous world: The ancestors ; The birth of Mesoamerica ; The classic period in Mesoamerica ; The decline of the ancient world --
The new kingdom : conquest and colonization: The internationalization of the Americas ; The organization of the compound monarchy in America ; The invasion of Mexico ; The conquest of Mexico ; The birth of the new world ; Links between societies ; Colonial institutions and administration --
The colonial world: The shape of the colonial world ; The new geography of indigenous settlement ; The Criollo elite ; The marginalized population ; The new economic geography ; Precious metals and trade ; Political activity --
The twilight of the colonial world ; Spaniards and Criollos ; The modernization of the Indian republic ; The castas ; Economic change and reform ; Reforms and anticolonial opposition --
Independent Mexico: Antecedents to independence ; Autonomy and independence ; The Cortes de Cádiz ; Morelos and the birth of Mexican constitutionalism ; Independence --
The first republic: The new regionalism ; Economic performance ; Changes and obstacles ; The breakdown of social hierarchies ; The new levels of government ; Citizens and vecinos ; Presidents, congress, and the military ; The crisis of the first republic : domestic and international issues --
Liberalism and national reconstruction ; War, foreign interventions, and internal conflict ; The republic restored : its organization and its institutions ; Administrative organization ; The reestablishment of international relations ; A growing society, a new economy, a strong state. The decline of the liberal order: A society in transition ; Social mobility : the new characteristics ; International economic growth ; Obstacles to growth ; Political life and elections ; Municipal retreat and the increased power of the oligarchy in state government ; Elite politics ; Opposition to the regime ; The fragmentation of the Porfirian elite --
The Revolution: The social question ; Modern industry and new directions ; New demands ; The democracy movement ; The revolutionary groups ; The birth of a new order ; The economic effort ; The 1917 Constitution and the return of legality --
The foundations of the new state: First results ; The return to the international system ; Constraints on Calles's presidency ; The nationalization of politics : combating regionalism ; The nationalization of society ; Cardenas and the demise of the Jefe Máximo ; The social pact ; The new party of the Mexican Revolution --
Growth and stability: Economic alternatives ; The domestic market ; Mexico in the international system ; A diminished federalism ; Presidential power and its limits ; Public opinion, political parties, and elections ; Economic performance --
Into the new millennium: Mexico and the world ; The populist episode ; The democratic option ; The government as agent of democratization ; From a statist to a market economy ; Mexico's legacy : a transformed geographical and historical space.
Other Titles: México.
Responsibility: Alicia Hernández Chávez ; translated by Andy Klatt.
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