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Author: Nora E Jaffary; Edward W Osowski; Susie S Porter
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2010] ©2010
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"Mexican History is a comprehensive and innovative primary source reader in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian past to the neoliberal present. Chronologically organized chapters facilitate the book's assimilation into most course syllabi. Its selection of documents thoughtfully conveys enduring themes of Mexican history--land and labor, indigenous people, religion, and state formation--while also incorporating  Read more...
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Mexican history.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)760179667
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nora E Jaffary; Edward W Osowski; Susie S Porter
ISBN: 9780813343341 0813343348
OCLC Number: 144217762
Description: xxi, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Central themes --
Map : the Viceroyalty of New Spain 1786-1821 --
Map : states of modern Mexico --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Pre-Columbian Mexico (200-1519 CE) --
1. Copán and Teotihuacan : shared culture across a great distance (200-900 CE) --
Image : Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, detail showing talud-tablero and the rain god --
Image : painted vessel from the Margarita tomb, Copán, in the Teotihuacan style --
2. The Popol Vuh ("the community book") : the mythic origins of the Quiché Maya (1554-1558) --
3. Mayan royalty and writing (c. 667 CE) --
Image : Mayan king Hanab-Pakal's sarcophagus lid --
4. The origin of the Nahuas and the birth of the Fifth Sun (1596) --
5. A treasury of Mexica power and gender (c. 1541-1542) --
Image : tribute list from Tochtepec --
Image : midwife and newborn babies --
Image : education of children and marriage ceremony --
6. Markets and temples in the city of Tenochtitlan (1519) --
7. The Mixtec map of San Pedro Teozacoalco (1580) --
Image : the Mixtec map of San Pedro Teozacoalco --
8. The urban zoning of Maya social class in the Yucatán (1566) --
9. The Nomadic Seris of the northern desert (1645). pt. 2. The Spanish Conquest and Christian conversion (1519-1610) --
10. Hernán Cortés and Moteucçoma meet, according to a Spanish conqueror (1568) --
11. Moteucçoma and Hernán Cortés meet, according to a Nahua Codex (c. 1555) --
12. The Nahua interpreter Malintzin translates for Cortés and Moteucçoma (1580) --
Image : Malintzin translates for Cortés and Moteucçoma --
13. Acazitli of Tlalmanalco : Nahua conqueror on the Mesoamerican frontier (1541) --
14. Poetic attempts to justify the conquest of Acoma, New Mexico (1610) --
15. The Tlaxcaltecas stage a Christian pageant "like heaven on earth" (1538) --
16. The spiritual conquest : the trial of Don Carlos Chichimecatecotl of Texcoco (1539) --
17. The inquisition seizes Don Carlos's estate : the Oztoticpac map (1540) --
Image : the Oztoticpac lands map of 1540 --
18. Father Fernández attempts to convert the Seris of Sonora single-handedly (1679). pt. 3. The consolidation of colonial government (1605-1692) --
19. The silver mining city of Zacatecas (1605) --
20. Chimalpahin : indigenous chronicler of his time (1611-1613) --
21. The creation of religious conformity (the early eighteenth century) --
22. On Chocolate (1648) --
23. The treatment of African slaves (the seventeenth century) --
24. The persistence of indigenous idolatry (1656) --
25. Afro-Mexicans, Mestizos, and Catholicism (1672) --
26. Sor Juana : nun, poet, and advocate (1690) --
27. The 1692 Mexico City revolt (1692). pt. 4. Late colonial society (1737-1816) --
28. Indigenous revolt in California (1737) --
29. Maroon slaves negotiate with the colonial state (1767) --
30. Mexico's paradoxical enlightenment (1784) --
31. Casta paintings (1785) --
Image : Francisco Clapera, "De Español, y India nace Mestiza" (from Spaniard and Indian comes Mestiza) --
Image : Francisco Clapera, "De Español, y Negra, Mulato" (from Spaniard and black, Mulato) --
32. Hidalgo's uprising (1849) --
33. José María Morelos's national vision (1813) --
34. A satirical view of colonial society (1816). pt. 5. The early republic (1824-1852) --
35. Address to the new nation (1824) --
36. Caudillo rule (1874) --
37. A woman's life on the northern frontier (1877) --
38. Female education (1842, 1851) --
"The education of women" --
"Advice to young ladies" --
39. Mexican views of the Mexican-American War (1850) --
40. The Mayas make their Caste War demands (1850) --
41. Mexico in postwar social turmoil (1852). pt. 6. Liberalism, conservatism, and the Porfiriato (1856-1911) --
42. The reconfiguration of property rights and the church-state relations (1856) --
43. The offer of the crown to Maximilian by the Junta of Conservative Notables (1863) --
44. Porfirio Díaz's political vision (1871) --
45. A letter to striking workers (1892) --
46. A positivist interpretation of feminism (1909) --
47. Precursors to revolution (1904, 1906) --
"Valle Nacional," Regeneración, 1904 --
Mexican Liberal Party program --
48. The Cananea strike : workers' demands (1906) --
49. Land and society (1909) --
50. Popular images of Mexican life (the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) --
Image : José Guadalupe Posada, "grand electric skeleton" --
Image : José Guadalupe Posada, "the American mosquito" --
Image : José Guadalupe Posada, "the mutiny of students" (street newspaper) --
Image : José Guadalupe Posada, "cemetary of ancient epitaphs" --
Image : José Guadalupe Posada, "visit and farewell to Señor de Ixtapalapa who is venerated in said village" --
51. Corridos from the Porfiriato (the early 1900s) --
"The Corrido of the rural police" --
"The Corrido of the electric trains." pt. 7. The Mexican Revolution (1910-1940) --
52. Francisco Madero's challenge to Porfirio Díaz (1910) --
53. Revolution in Morelos (1911) --
54. Land, labor, and the church in the Mexican Constitution (1917) --
Article 27 --
Article 123 --
Article 130 --
55. Revolutionary Corridos (1917, 1919) --
Fragment of "The Corrido of the Constitutional Congress of Querétaro" (1917) --
"The death of Emiliano Zapata" (1919) --
56. The Catholic Church hierarchy protests (1917, reprinted 1926) --
57. Petitioning the president (the 1920s) --
Telegram (1922) --
Telegram (1924) --
Letter (1922) --
Letter (1927) --
58. Plutarco Elías Calles : the legal challenges of the postrevolutionary state (1928) --
59. Feminism, suffrage, and revolution (1931) --
60. Chronicles of Mexico City (1938) --
In defense of what's been used --
The markets --
61. The responsibility of government and private enterprise to the Mexican people (1937-1938) --
The real purposes of the companies --
Images of oil workers --
Image : drinking fountains --
Image : English colony, Tacoteno, Minititlan, Veracruz --
Image : recreation centers for foreign management --
Image : workers' Camp, Poza Rica, Veracruz --
Image : restrooms, south side --
Cárdenas speaks. pt. 8. The institutionalization of the Revolution (1940-1965) --
62. An assessment of Mexico from the right (1940) --
63. We the undersigned (1941, 1945) --
Letter (1941) --
Letter (1945) --
64. Modernization and society (1951) --
65. Official history (1951) --
Image : "social differences" --
Image : "the conquistador : Hernán Cortés, standing on the bridge of his ship ..." --
Image : "Moctezuma II, Emperor of Mexico" --
Image : "political consequences" --
Image : "ethnic consequences" --
66. Chicano consciousness (1966) --
67. Rubén Jaramillo and the struggle for Campesino rights in postrevolutionary Morelos (1967). pt. 9. Neoliberalism and its discontents (1968-2006) --
68. Eyewitness and newspaper accounts of the Tlatelolco Massacre (1968) --
María Alicia Martínez Medrano, nursery-school director --
Gilberto Guevara Niebla of the CNH --
Ángel Martínez Agis, reporter, Excelsior, Thursday, October 3, 1968 --
"Bloody Tlatelolco," Excelsior, editorial page, Thursday, October 3, 1968 --
"Insidious news from UPI : on this date we cancel the news agency's service," El Sol morning edition, Thursday, October 3, 1968 --
José A. Perez Stuart, "Opinion," El Universal, Saturday, October 5, 1968 --
Image : "precaution--it's González, the one who lives in Tlatelolco!" (editorial cartoon on Tlatelolco) --
"General Lázaro Cárdenas condemns the agitators : he calls on the sense of responsibilities in defense of national unity," El Heraldo de México, Sunday, October 6, 1968 --
69. Theft and fraud (1970) --
70. Serial satire : the comic book (1974) --
Image : "how to fill your gut" --
71. The 1985 earthquake (1985, 1995) --
"Eight hundred factories and sweatshops totally destroyed : the earthquake revealed the exploitation of women textile workers" --
Evangelina Corona interview --
72. The EZLN views Mexico's past and future (1992) --
73. Popular responses to Neoliberalism (the late 1990s) --
74. Jesusa Rodríguez : Iconoclast (1995) --
75. Maquila workers organize (2006) --
76. Lies within the truth commission (2006) --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Nora E. Jaffary, Edward W. Osowski, Susie S. Porter.

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