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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Mexico perceived the offer as a threat to its nationhood and rejected Polk ' s
suggestion . As a result of Mexico ' s response , President Polk ordered Gen .
Zachary Taylor to move the U . S . Army to Corpus Christi , Texas . Yet , President
marily the result of foreign investments . González ' s popularity was dwindling ,
and many clamored for the return of Díaz . Don Porfirio was elected to a new four
- year term . This time , he had no intention of relinquishing power or abiding by ...
Mining , in particular , boomed as a result of foreign capital and technology .
Silver and gold production rose significantly . Old mines became productive
again , and new ones were developed . The United States invested heavily in
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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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