Mexican History: A Primary Source Reader

Edward W. Osowski (Author) Susie S. Porter (Author)
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Price
$82.74
Publisher
Westview Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2009
Pages
456
Dimensions
6.34 X 8.99 X 1.02 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780813343341
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About the Author

Nora E. Jaffary is associate professor of history at Concordia University, Montreal. Her books include False Mystics: Deviant Orthodoxy in Colonial Mexico and Gender, Race, and Religion in the Colonization of the Americas. Edward W. Osowski teaches in the history department at John Abbott College in Montreal. He specializes in Mexico's indigenous history, frequently using Nahuatl-language documents in his research. His monograph on eighteenth-century Nahua history is forthcoming with the University of Arizona Press. Susie S. Porter is associate professor of history and the gender studies program at the University of Utah. She is the author of Working Women in Mexico City, which won an Outstanding Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association in 2005.

Reviews

"This artfully selected collection of primary sources takes the student of Mexican history on a fascinating millennium-long journey from the ancient Mayas to today's maquilas. The thoughtful way in which the editors have crafted the reader, including up-to-date but highly accessible introductions to every chapter and document, make this a unique tool for teaching Mexico's past. Instructors are likely to find it indispensable."
--Matthew Restall, PennsylvaniaStateUniversity


"An excellent tool to teach and discover Mexican history, this book reflects the breadth and depth of the editors' own research. The selection of texts is both rigorous and imaginative. It entails both a long duree view of Mexican history and a careful sensibility for the diversity of voices and textual sources that are necessary to understand that history. It will engage students and generate fruitful conversations in the classroom and beyond."
--Pablo Piccato, ColumbiaUniversity




An excellent tool to teach and discover Mexican history, this book reflects the breadth and depth of the editors own research.The selection of texts is both rigorous and imaginative. It entails both a long duree view of Mexican history and a careful sensibility for the diversity of voices and textual sources that are necessary to understand that history. It will engage students and generate fruitful conversations in the classroom and beyond.
Pablo Piccato, ColumbiaUniversity


"
This artfully selected collection of primary sources takes the student of Mexican history on a fascinating millennium-long journey from the ancient Mayas to today's maquilas. The thoughtful way in which the editors have crafted the reader, including up-to-date but highly accessible introductions to every chapter and document, make this a unique tool for teaching Mexico's past. Instructors are likely to find it indispensable.
Matthew Restall, PennsylvaniaStateUniversity
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What a thrilling voyage across five centuries of Mexican history! The editors have struck an ideal balance between fundamental texts and lesser-known sources that bring to life the everyday experiences, social structures, and political watersheds from the conquest to the present. Instructors, students, and anyone interested in Mexico will find it an indispensable collection of the voices that have forged the Mexican nation.
Christopher Boyer, University of Illinois at Chicago


An excellent tool to teach and discover Mexican history, this book reflects the breadth and depth of the editors own research.The selection of texts is both rigorous and imaginative. It entails both a long duree view of Mexican history and a careful sensibility for the diversity of voices and textual sources that are necessary to understand that history. It will engage students and generate fruitful conversations in the classroom and beyond.
Pablo Piccato, ColumbiaUniversity

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"What a thrilling voyage across five centuries of Mexican history! The editors have struck an ideal balance between fundamental texts and lesser-known sources that bring to life the everyday experiences, social structures, and political watersheds from the conquest to the present. Instructors, students, and anyone interested in Mexico will find it an indispensable collection of the voices that have forged the Mexican nation."
--Christopher Boyer, University of Illinois at Chicago


"An excellent tool to teach and discover Mexican history, this book reflects the breadth and depth of the editors' own research. The selection of texts is both rigorous and imaginative. It entails both a long duree view of Mexican history and a careful sensibility for the diversity of voices and textual sources that are necessary to understand that history. It will engage students and generate fruitful conversations in the classroom and beyond."
--Pablo Piccato, ColumbiaUniversity