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History 126



Articles, Links, and Readings on Contemporary Mexico

See my course syllabus for an extensive bibliography on Mexico.  Below are additional on-line resources:


Lecture material, handouts, and articles


"How Do We Know What We Know?" Historiography of Mexico

European Backgrounds: Spain on the Eve of the Conquest

Native Societies on the Eve of the Conquest

  • The History of Chocolate- web site by Chicago's Field Museum

The Conquest of Mexico

The Colonial Economy and Society

The Church and the "Spiritual Conquest of Mexico"

Gender Relations in Colonial Mexico

Late Colonial Changes and the move to Independence

Independence to the 1850's

Consolidation of the Liberal Order: Mexico 1850's to 1910

The Mexican Revolution

Post-Revolutionary Mexico to 1982

NAFTA, Zapatistas and Bank Bail-outs:  The Forging of a New U.S.-Mexico Relationship

A Revolution Swept Away?  Mexico and the World Since 1982

Mexico Since 2000

The Mexican Diaspora in the United States

  • Article:  "For Millions of Latinos, Race is a Flexible Concept"

The War on Drugs


  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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