Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | December 8, 2014

    Marina Warner: IMG How Is Fantasy Different from Fairy Tale?



    Fairy tale is a country of the mind where there are many inhabitants stretching back into deep time, and we're like people before Babel, we speak a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$26.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse World History- Mexico

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Mexico: A History

by

Mexico: A History Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This book is a skillful synthesis of Mexico's complex and colorful history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Utilizing his many years of research and teaching as well as his personal experience in Mexico, the author incorporates recent archaeological evidence, posits fresh interpretations, and analyzes such current problems as foreign debt, dependency on petroleum exports, and providing education and employment for an expanding population.

Combining political events and social history in a smooth narrative, the book describes events, places, and individuals, the daily life of peasants and urban workers, and touches on cultural topics, including architecture, art, literature, and music. As a special feature, each chapter contains excerpts from contemporary letters, books, decrees, or poems, firsthand accounts that lend historical flavor to the discussion of each era.

Mexico has an exciting history: several Indian civilizations; the Spanish conquest; three colonial centuries, during which there was a blending of Old World and New World cultures; a decade of wars for independence; the struggle of the young republic; wars with the United States and France; confrontation between the Indian president, Juand#225;rez, and the Austrian born emperor, Maximilian; a long dictatorship under Diaz; the Great Revolution that destroyed debt peonage, confiscated Church property, and reduced foreign economic power; and the recent drive to modernize through industrialization.

Mexico: A History will be an excellent college-level textbook and good reading for the thousands of Americans who have visited Mexico and those who hope to visit.

Synopsis:

This book is a skillful synthesis of Mexico's complex and colorful history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Utilizing his many years of research and teaching as well as his personal experience in Mexico, the author incorporates recent archaeological evidence, posits fresh interpretations, and analyzes such current problems as foreign debt, dependency on petroleum exports, and providing education and employment for an expanding population.

About the Author

Robert Ryal Miller was Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Hayward. He was the author of Mexico: A History and Juan Alvarado: Governor of California, 1836andndash;1842, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806121789
Author:
Miller, Robert R.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Miller, Robert Ryal
Location:
Norman ;
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico History.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
3-5-84-381-4F
Publication Date:
19890331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 bandw illus., 20 figures, 7 maps
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 1.09 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Course of Mexican History Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. Mexico mystique :the coming sixth... Used Hardcover $9.95
  3. A New Time for Mexico Used Hardcover $4.50
  4. Opening Mexico: The Making of a... Used Hardcover $5.95
  5. Triumphs and tragedy :a history of... Used Hardcover $3.75
  6. Twilight at Mac's Place Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Latin America » Mexico
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

Mexico: A History New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$26.95 In Stock
Product details 428 pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806121789 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This book is a skillful synthesis of Mexico's complex and colorful history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Utilizing his many years of research and teaching as well as his personal experience in Mexico, the author incorporates recent archaeological evidence, posits fresh interpretations, and analyzes such current problems as foreign debt, dependency on petroleum exports, and providing education and employment for an expanding population.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.