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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and because violence was often used as a solution to political succession issues
, military leaders have played a historic and important role in governing Mexico .
From the landing of Cortés until the 1930s , power most often came from the ...
Local military commanders exerted control over rural areas and were unwilling to
submit to central control . These local caudillos or political bosses promoted the
idea of a loose federal confederacy for Mexico . Yet others , fearing the breakup ...
The Zapatista uprising will surely strengthen the role of the military . Although it is
subject to civilian control , the Mexican military has been an institutional pillar of
the government and the PRI , and a force for authoritarian domination .
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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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