Mexico: From Montezuma to NAFTA, Chiapas, and Beyond
In this fascinating thousand-year history of America's controversial and rapidly changing neighbor, a leading expert on Latin America explains how Mexico's present and future flow directly from its past. Going well beyond analyses of recent crises, Mexico is an engrossing introduction to the Indian civilizations, the harsh rule of the Spaniards, social violence and revolution, and the country's mercurial relationship with the United States up to the present.
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The initial Crown policy in dealing with the Indian population took shape in the
encomienda , which entailed assigning ... The granting of an encomienda
involved neither title to the land on which the Indians lived and labored nor
ownership of ...
Although in some smaller towns of Mexico some Indian dialects have survived ,
Spanish was universally spoken . Another ... As the colonial period progressed ,
a new class — the mestizo , the mixture of whites and Indians — began to grow .
The decline in Indian population , the abolition of the encomienda , and the need
to organize and tighten control over the ... It was based on the principle that the
Crown could force its citizens , namely Indians or black slaves , to do work for the
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In nineteen short chapters, each about ten pages long, Jaime Suchlicki explains Mexico. "The Age of Santa Anna", "The U.S.-Mexican War", "Prelude to Revolution: La Reforma", "Maximilian and Foreign ... Leer comentario completo
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Suchlicki, former director of the North-South Center at the University of Miami, provides a well-written, comprehensive, historical narrative of Mexico from the time of the conquest through the ... Leer comentario completo
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