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Mexico : an illustrated history
Burke, Michael E., 1942-
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New York : Hippocrene Books, [1999]

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183 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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This historical guide traces the peasant days of the Olmecs to the late 20th century and describes events of the past which have left an indelible mark on the politics, economy, culture, spirit and growth of this country and its people. The in-depth research will be of interest to young scholars as well as a handy guide for travellers.

Author Notes

Michael Burke is a Professor of History at Villanova University in Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Pre-Columbian Mexicop. 12
Indigenous Societyp. 12
The Olmecsp. 19
The Classic Civilizations (200 B.C.-A.D. 900)p. 19
Monte Alban and Teotihuacanp. 23
The Mayap. 24
The Post-Classic Periodp. 25
The Mixtecsp. 26
The Toltecsp. 27
The Aztecsp. 30
Colonial Mexicop. 36
Conquestp. 36
New Spainp. 48
An Ecological Revolutionp. 51
Colonial Mexicop. 53
Colonial Institutionsp. 57
Religion in Colonial Mexicop. 60
Guadalupep. 62
Utopian Christianityp. 63
The Institutional Churchp. 66
Colonial Societyp. 69
Independence and Reformp. 73
Independencep. 73
New Ideasp. 74
The Hidalgo Revoltp. 75
Jose Maria Morelosp. 79
Iturbide and Independencep. 81
Anarchy and Despotismp. 83
Emperor Agustin Ip. 84
Santa Annap. 85
Texas and War with the United Statesp. 88
La Reformap. 92
Civil War and Interventionp. 95
Emperor Maximilianp. 98
The Liberal Republicp. 102
The Porfiriatop. 104
The Revolutionp. 113
Violent Revolution, 1910-1920p. 113
Francisco Maderop. 116
The Radical Phasep. 119
The Constitution of 1917p. 131
Constructive Revolution, 1920-1940p. 132
From Obregon to Callesp. 133
The Cristero Revoltp. 141
Lazaro Cardenasp. 143
The Ejidop. 145
Oilp. 149
The Recent Pastp. 152
The "Mexican Miracle"p. 152
From Echeverria to Salinasp. 156
The Echeverria Administrationp. 158
Oil: Boom and Bustp. 160
The Terrible Eightiesp. 162
The Tumultuous Ninetiesp. 166
NAFTA and the Economyp. 167
Domestic Economic Changep. 170
Corruption and Drugsp. 171
The Zapatista Revoltp. 172
From Salinas to Zedillop. 176
Afterwordp. 180