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 granting of an encomienda involved neither title to the land on which the
Indians lived and labored nor ownership of the Indians . The Crown took the
position that the natives were “ free ” subjects , although they could be compelled
to pay ...
The decline in Indian population , the abolition of the encomienda , and the need
to organize and tighten control over the dwindling native population to provide
needed labor gave rise to a new invention - the repartimiento or apportionment .
Simpson , Lesley B . The Encomienda in New Spain . Berkeley : University of
California Press , 1965 . — . Many Mexicos . Berkeley : University of California
Press , 1960 . Singletary , Otis . The Mexican War . Chicago : University of
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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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