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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This , together with the location of Mexico ' s major Indian civilization during the
1500s , explains why the Spaniards settled and established their capital in
present - day Mexico City rather than on the coast . Rainfall is also important for
In addition to mining , cattle and sheep raising became important and prosperous
businesses . Although the activity called for daring horsemanship , it required no
sustained effort , for Mexico ' s abundant lands facilitated breeding . The cattle ...
Decentralization of political authority increased , and the states assumed a more
important role . Finally , while many clamored for greater state intervention in the
economy and more populist policies , the economic model of Mexico in the next ...
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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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Mexicos Natural Environment
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