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The Human Tradition in Mexico

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures, but rather on the ordinary individuals who faced challenges common to all Mexicans of their generation. Editor Jeffrey M. Pilcher uses these vignettes to explore three significant themes: nationalism and globalization, modernization and its effects on ordinary people, and the struggle for the self. This book will enlighten and entertain readers with its colorful and engaging narratives of Mexicans throughout the country's rich past.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 Introduction, A Map of the System Part 2 I. Independent Spirits, 1750-1850 Chapter 3 Josefa Ordonez: The Scandalous Adventures of a Colonial Courtesan Chapter 4 Anahuac's Angry Apostle: Fray Servando Teresa de Mier Chapter 5 Lucas Balderas: Popular Leader and Patriot Part 6 II. Heirs of the Reforma, 1850-1910 Chapter 7 Agnes Salm-Salm: An American Princess in Maximilan's Mexico Chapter 8 Felipe Garcia and the Real Heroes of Guelatao Chapter 9 Alejandro Prieto: Cientifico from the Provinces Chapter 10 Juana Belen Gutierrez de Mendoza: Woman of Words, Woman of Action Part 11 III. Revolutionary Generations, 1910-1940 Chapter 12 "Te Amo Muncho": The Love Letters of Pedro and Enriqueta Chapter 13 Rosa Torre Gonzalez: Soldadera and Feminist Chapter 14 Nahui Olin: The General's Daughter Disrobes Chapter 15 Lic. Moises de la Pena: The Economist on Horseback Part 16 IV. Mexicans in the Global Village, 1940 to the Present Chapter 17 A Public Romance: Maria Felix and Agustin Lara Chapter 18 Josefina Velazquez de Leon: Apostle of the Enchilada Chapter 19 Armando Nava and Los Dug Dug's: Rock Musicians Chapter 20 Gabriel Espindola Martinez: Tequila Master Chapter 21 Index

Portrait

Jeffrey M. Pilcher is professor of history at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

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What a delightful collection of well-honed essays! Highly recommended. CHOICE This is an important collection of cutting-edge essays treating Mexico from the colonial era to the present. It illuminates long-hidden elements of that nation's cultural and political history through intense research carried out by younger scholars. It will be highly useful in undergraduate classrooms and is must reading for historians of Mexico. -- John Mason Hart, University of Houston Jeffrey Pilcher has put together a masterpiece. Fifteen life stories shine a delightfully unusual light into 300 years of Mexican history. Professor Pilcher and his authors distill the essence of what it meant to live in Mexican society during each distinct historical period from the colonial age to the end of the twentieth century. The result is an inspiring book that provides much-needed clear answers to complex issues. The Human Tradition in Mexico should be required reading for interested readers as well as students. -- Friedrich E. Schuler, Portland State University By putting a sophisticated human face on the peoples, places, and periods of Mexican history, this collection establishes itself as an indispensable complement to the standard texts on Mexico. A great boon to teachers. -- David E. Lorey, director of the Latin American Program, Hewlett Foundation This text provides fifteen original articles, written by respected scholars, addressing events in Mexican history since the middle of the eighteenth century. The quality of material in this collection is excellent overall and will provide college-level instructors with a valuable teaching resource. The articles contained in this text are, in effect, mini-biographies, each detailing the life of an individual while situating their actions and experiences within the broader historical context. This approachyields a view of history not so much from the bottom up, as from the perspective of lived experience. Readers are challenged to see the world not in terms of broad generalizations, but of the specificities of the local and the particular. Students are encouraged to see that while everyday life is lived in the context of the major events, these great occurrences are also the sum total of individual actions and lives that usually pass unremembered. This book would work very well with courses moving from independence to the present. A very well constructed volume. Arizona Journal Of Hispanic Cultural Studies This text provides fifteen original articles, written by respected scholars, addressing events in Mexican history since the middle of the eighteenth century. The quality of material in this collection is excellent overall and will provide college-level instructors with a valuable teaching resource. The articles contained in this text are, in effect, mini-biographies, each detailing the life of an individual while situating their actions and experiences within the broader historical context. This approach yields a view of history not so much from the bottom up, as from the perspective of lived experience. Readers are challenged to see the world not in terms of broad generalizations, but of the specificities of the local and the particular. Students are encouraged to see that while everyday life is lived in the context of the major events, these great occurrences are also the sum total of individual actions and lives that usually pass unremembered. This book would work very well with courses moving from independence to the present. A very well constructed volume. Arizona Journal Of Hispanic Cultural Studies
EAN: 9780842029766
ISBN: 0842029761
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCHOLARLY RESOURCES INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2002
Seitenanzahl: 242 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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