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Forging of the Cosmic Race A Reinterpretation of Colonial Mexico

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ISBN-10: 0520042808

ISBN-13: 9780520042803

Edition: N/A

Authors: Colin M. MacLachlan, Jaime E. Rodriguez O.

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"The Forging of the Cosmic Race" challenges the widely held notion that Mexico's colonial period is the source of many of that country's ills. The authors contend that New Spain was neither feudal nor pre-capitalists as some Neo-Marxist authors have argued. Instead they advance two central themes: that only in New Spain did a true mestizo society emerge, integrating Indians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians into a unique cultural mix; and that colonial Mexico forged a complex, balanced, and integrated economy that transformed the area into the most important and dynamic part of the Spanish empire. The revisionist view is based on a careful examination of all the recent research done on…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/29/1980
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Charles Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University.Colin M. MacLachlan is John Christy Barr Distinguished Professor of History at Tulane University.

List of Illustrations and Maps
The Setting
Ancient Mexico
The Mexica-Aztecs
The Birth of New Spain, 1519-1530
The Institutional Process
The Economy
Women and the Family
Rationalization, Reform, and Reaction
The Process of Independence
A Rejected Legacy
Bibliographical Essay Sources for Illustration