Mexican History is a comprehensive and innovative primary source reader in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian past to the neoliberal present. Chronologically organized chapters facilitate the book's assimilation into most course syllabi. Its selection of documents thoughtfully conveys enduring themes of Mexican history (land and labor, indigenous people, religion, and state formation) while also incorporating recent advances in scholarly research on the frontier, urban life, popular culture, race and ethnicity, and gender. Student-friendly pedagogical features include contextual introductions to each chapter and each reading, lists of key terms and related sources, and guides to recommended readings and Web-based resources.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Pre-Columbian Mexico (200-1519) * 1. Copn and Teotihuacan: Shared Culture Across a Great Distance (200-900 ce) * Image 1.1 Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, detail showing talud-tablero and the rain god * Image 1.2 Painted vessel from the Margarita tomb, Copn, in the Teotihuacan style * 2. The Popol Vuh (the Community Book): The Mythic Origins of the Quich Maya (1554-1558) * 3. Mayan Royalty and Writing (c. 667 ce) * Image 3.1 Mayan king Hanab-Pakals sarcophagus lid * 4. The Origin of the Nahuas and the Birth of the Fifth Sun (1596) * 5. A Treasury of Mexica Power and Gender (c. 1541-1542) * Image 5.1 Tribute list from Tochtepec * Image 5.2 Midwife and newborn babies * Image 5.3 Marriage ceremony * 6. Markets and Temples in the City of Tenochtitlan (1519) * 7. The Mixtec Map of San Pedro Teozacoalco (1580) * Image 7.1 The Mixtec map of San Pedro Teozacoalco * 8. The Urban Zoning of Maya Social Class in the Yucatn (1566) * 9. The Nomadic Seris of the Northern Desert (1645) Part 2. The Spanish Conquest and Christian Conversion (1519-1610) * 10. Hernn Corts and Moteucoma Meet, According to a Spanish Conqueror (1568) * 11. Moteucoma and Hernn Corts Meet, According to a Nahua Codex (c. 1555) * 12. The Nahua Interpreter Malintzin Translates for Corts and Moteucoma (1580) * Image 12.1 Malintzin translates for Corts and Moteucoma * 13. Acazitli of Tlalmanalco: Nahua Conqueror on the Mesoamerican Frontier (1541) * 14. Poetic Attempts to Justify the Conquest of Acoma, New Mexico (1610) * 15. The Tlaxcaltecas Stage a Christian Pageant Like Heaven on Earth (1538) * 16. The Spiritual Conquest: The Trial of Don Carlos Chichimecatecotl of Texcoco (1539) * 17. The Inquisition Seizes Don Carloss Estate: The Oztoticpac Map (1540) * Image 17.1 The Oztoticpac lands map of 1540 * 18. Father Fernndez Attempts to Convert the Seris of Sonora Single-handedly (1679) Part 3. The Consolidation of Colonial Government (1605-1692) * 19. The Silver Mining City of Zacatecas (1605) * 20. Chimalpahin: Indigenous Chronicler of His Time (1611-1613) * 21. The Creation of Religious Conformity (the Early Eighteenth Century) * 22. On Chocolate (1648) * 23. The Treatment of African Slaves (the Seventeenth Century) * 24. The Persistence of Indigenous Idolatry (1656) * 25. Afro-Mexicans, Mestizos, and Catholicism (1672) * 26. Sor Juana: Nun, Poet, and Advocate (1690) * 27. The 1692 Mexico City Revolt (1692) Part 4. Late Colonial Society (1737-1816) * 28. Indigenous Revolt in California (1737) * 29. Maroon Slaves Negotiate with the Colonial State (1767) * 30. Mexicos Paradoxical Enlightenment (1784) * 31. Casta Paintings (1785) * Image 31.1 Francisco Clapera, De Espaol, y India nace Mestiza (From Spaniard and Indian comes Mestiza) * Image 31.2 Francisco Clapera, De Espaol, y Negra, Mulato (From Spaniard and Black, Mulato) * 32. Hidalgos Uprising (1849) * 33. Jos Mara Moreloss National Vision (1813) * 34. A Satirical View of Colonial Society (1816) Part 5. The Early Republic (1824-1852) * 35. Address to the New Nation (1824) * 36. Caudillo Rule (1874) * 37. A Womans Life on the Northern Frontier (1877) * 38. Female Education (1842, 1851) * The Education of Women * Advice to Young Ladies * 39. Mexican Views of the Mexican-American War (1850) * 40. The Mayas Make Their Caste War Demands (1850) * 41. Mexico in Postwar Social Turmoil (1852) Part 6. Liberalism, Conservatism, and the Porfiriato (1856-1910) * 42. The Reconfiguration of Property Rights and the Church-State Relations (1856) * 43. The Offer of the Crown to Maximilian by the Junta of Conservative Nobles (1863) * 44. Porfirio Dazs Political Vision (1871) * 45. A Letter to Striking Workers (1892) * 46. A Positivist Interpretation of Feminism (1904) * 47. Precursors to Revolution (1904, 1906) * Valle Nacional, Regeneracin 1904 * Mexican Liberal Party Program * 48. The Cananea Strike: Workers Demands (1906) * 49. Land and Society (1909) * 50. Popular Images of Mexican Life (the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries) * Image 50.1 Jos Guadalupe Posada, Grand Electric Skeleton * Image 50.2 Jos Guadalupe Posada, The American Mosquito * Image 50.3 Jos Guadalupe Posada, The Mutiny of Students (street newspaper) * Image 50.4 Jos Guadalupe Posada, Cemetary of Ancient Epitaphs * Image 50.5 Jos Guadalupe Posada, Visit and Farewell to Seor de Ixtapalapa Who Is Venerated in Said Village * 51. Corridos from the Porfiriato (the Early 1900s) * The Corrido of the Rural Police (Porfirian Era) * The Corrido of the Electric Trains (Porfirian Era) Part 7. The Mexican Revolution (1911-1940) * 52. Francisco Maderos Challenge to Porfirio Daz (1910) * 53. Revolution in Morelos (1911) * 54. Land, Labor, and the Church in the Mexican Constitution (1917) * Article 27 * Article 123 * Article 130 * 55. Revolutionary Corridos (1917) * Fragment of The Corrido of the Constitutional Congress of Quertaro (1917) * The Death of Emiliano Zapata (1917) * 56. The Catholic Church Hierarchy Protests (1917, reprinted 1926) * 57. Petitioning the President (the 1920s) * Telegram (1922) * Telegram (1924) * Letter (1922) * Letter (1927) * 58. Plutarco Elas Calles: The Legal Challenges of the Postrevolutionary State (1928) * 59. Feminism, Suffrage, and Revolution (1931) * 60. Chronicles of Mexico City (1938) * In Defense of Whats Been Used * The Markets * 61. The Responsibility of Government and Private Enterprise to the Mexican People (1937-1938) * The Real Purposes of the Companies * Images of Oil Workers * Image 61.1 Drinking Fountains * Image 61.2 English Colony, Tacoteno, Minititlan, Veracruz * Image 61.3 Recreation Centers * Image 61.4 Workers Camp Poza Rica, Veracruz * Image 61.5 Restrooms, South Side * Crdenas Speaks Part 8. The Institutionalization of the Revolution (1940-1965) * 62. An Assessment of Mexico from the Right (1940) * 63. We the Undersigned (1941, 1945) * Letter (1941) * Letter (1945) * 64. Modernization and Society (1951) * 65. Official History (1951) * Image 65.1 Social Differences * Image 65.2 The Conquistador: Hernn Corts, standing on the bridge of his ship . . . * Image 65.3 Moctezuma II, Emperor of Mexico * Image 65.4 Political Consequences * Image 65.5 Ethnic Consequences * 66. Chicano Consciousness (1966) * 67. Rubn Jaramillo and the Struggle for Campesino Rights in Postrevolutionary Morelos (1967) Part 9. Neoliberalism and Its Discontents (1968-2006) * 68. Eyewitness and Newspaper Accounts of the Tlatelolco Massacre (1968) * Mara Alicia Martnez Medrano, Nursery-School Director * Gilberto Guevara Niebla of the CNH * Miguel ngel Martnez Agis, Reporter, Excelsior, Thursday, October 3, 1968 * Bloody Tlatelolco, Excelsior, Editorial Page, Thursday, October 3, 1968 * Insidious News from UPI: On This Date We Cancel the News Agencys Service, El Sol Morning Edition, Thursday, October 3, 1968 * Jos A. Perez Stuart, Opinion, El Universal, Saturday, October 5, 1968 * Image 68.1 Precaution-Its Gonzlez, the one who lives in Tlatelolco! (editorial cartoon on Tlatelolco) * General Lzaro Crdenas Condemns the Agitators: He Calls on the Sense of Responsibilities in Defense of National Unity, El Heraldo de Mxico, Sunday, October 6, 1968 * 69. Theft and Fraud (1970) * 70. Serial Satire: The Comic Book (1974) * Image 70.1 How to Fill Your Gut * 71. The 1985 Earthquake (1985, 1995) * Eight Hundred Factories and Sweatshops Totally Destroyed: The Earthquake Revealed the Exploitation of Women Textile Workers * Evangelina Corona Interview * 72. The EZLN Views Mexicos Past and Future (1992) * 73. Popular Responses to Neoliberalism (the Late 1990s) * 74. Jesusa Rodrguez: Iconoclast (1995) * 75. Maquila Workers Organize (2006) * 76. Lies Within the Truth Commission (2006)