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.
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.