Mexico: A History
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 petroleu
As they say, though, the victors write the history. Limited space is given to the indigenous peoples of the country after the arrival of Cortés, other than in their relation to the Spanish conquerors. Mention is made regarding disease, displacement, and involuntary servitude, but cursorily.
Sections on Benito Juárez and Porfirio Díaz are very good. ...more