Mexico Reader History, Culture, Politics

ISBN-10: 0822330423
ISBN-13: 9780822330424
Edition: 2002
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Description: Written for the traveler, student, & expert alike, this collection offers a comprehensive guide to the history & culture of Mexico. There are over 80 selections, including poetry, folklore, fiction, polemics, photoessays, songs, political cartoons,  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 808
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Written for the traveler, student, & expert alike, this collection offers a comprehensive guide to the history & culture of Mexico. There are over 80 selections, including poetry, folklore, fiction, polemics, photoessays, songs, political cartoons, memoirs, satire & scholarly writing.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Style
Introduction
The Search for "Lo Mexicano"
Introduction
The Mexican Character
The Cosmic Race
The Sons of La Malinche
The Problem of National Culture
Does It Mean Anything to Be Mexican?
Mexico City 1992
Two Ranchera Songs
Ancient Civilizations
Introduction
The Origins of the Aztecs
The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society
Popol Vuh
The Meaning of Maize for the Maya
Omens Foretelling the Conquest
Conquest and Colony
Inroduction
The Spaniards'
Entry into Tenochtitl�n
Cort�s and Montezuma
The Battles of Tenochtitl�n and Tlateloclo
The Spiritual Conquest
Why the Indians Are Dying
The Colonial Latifundio
A Baroque Archbishop-Viceroy
On Men's Hypocrisy
The Itching Parrot, the Priest, and the Subdelegate
Trials of the Young Republic
Introduction
The Siege of Guanajuato
Sentiments of the Nation
Plan of Iguala
Women and War in Mexico
The Glorious Revolution of 1844
D�cimas Dedicated to Santa Anna's Leg
War and Finance, Mexican Style
A Conservative Procession of Faith The Editors of El Tiempo
Considerations Relating to the Political and Social Situation
Liberals and the Land
Standard Plots and Rural Resistance
Offer to the Crown to Maximilian Junta of Conservative Notables
A Letter from Mexico
The Triumph of the Republic
Pofirio D�az Visits Yucat�n
Scenes from a Lumber Camp
President D�az, Hero of the Americas
Gift of the Skeletons
Special Section
Mexican History in Photographs
Revolution
Introduction
Land and Liberty
The Restoration of the Ejido
Zapatistas in the Palace
Mexico Has Been Turned into a Hell
Pancho Villa
La Punitiva
Pedro Martinez
Juan the Chamula
The Constitution of 1917: Articles 27 and 123
An Agrarian Encounter
Ode to Cuanht�moc
The Socialist ABC's
The Ballad of Valentin of the Sierra
Mexico Must Become a Nation of Institutions and Laws
The Formation of the Single-Party state
The Rough and Tumble Career of Pedro Crespo
A Convention in Zacapu
The Agrarian Reform in La Laguna
The Oil Expropriation
Cardenas and the Masses
The Perils of Modernity
Introduction
They Gave Us the Land
Mexico's Crisis
Struggles of a Campesino Leader
Art and Corruption
The Two faces of Acapulco during the Golden Age
Mexico
The Dark Deeds of "El Negro" Durazo
The Sinking City
Ciudad Nezahualc�yotl
Modesta Gomez
From the Ruins
Introduction
The Student Movement of 1968
El Santo's Strange Career
After the Earthquake / Victims' Coordinating Council
Letters to Cuauht�moc C�rdenas
Coraz�n del Rocanrol
I Don't Believe Them at All
The COCEI of Juchitan, Oaxaca: Two Documents
Women of Juchitan
EZLN Demands at the Dialogue Table Zapatista Army of National Liberation
The Long Journey from Despair to Hope
A Tzotzil Chronicle
Debtors' Revenge
Mexicans Would Not Be Bought, Coerced
The Border and Beyond
Introduction
Plan of San Diego
The Mexican Connection
The Maquiladoras
Dompe Days
Pedro P., Coyote
There's a Party Going On in Texas
Two Poems about Immigrant Life
The Deadly Harvest of the Sierra Madre
Two Songs about Drug Smuggling
The New World Border
Suggestions for Further Reading
Acknowledgment of Copyrights
Index

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