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Mexico and the United States
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Drug wars, NAFTA, presidential politics, and heightened attention to Mexican immigration are just some of the recent issues that are freshly interpreted in this updated survey of Mexican-U.S. relations.

The fourth edition has been completely revised and offers a lively, engaging, and up-to-date analysis of historical patterns of change and continuity as well as contemporary issues. Ranging from Mexican antiquity and the arrival of the Spanish and British to the present-day administrations of Felipe Calderón and Barack Obama, historians Dirk Raat and Michael Brescia evaluate the political, economic, and cultural trends and events that have shaped the ways that Mexicans and Americans have regarded each other over the centuries. Raat and Brescia pay special attention to the factors that have subordinated Mexico not only to "the colossus of the North" but to many other players in the global economy. They also provide a unique look at the cultural dynamics of Gran Chichimeca or Mexamerica, the borderlands where the two countries share a common history. The bibliographical essay has been revised to reflect current research and scholarship.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xvii
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  1. 1. “Gringos” and “Greasers”
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2. Space/Time in the Tierra de la Mexica
  2. pp. 16-45
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  1. 3. Up and Down from Colonialism
  2. pp. 46-64
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  1. 4. Texas and a Collision of Cultures
  2. pp. 65-90
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  1. 5. From Pueblo to Global Village
  2. pp. 91-113
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  1. 6. The Mexican Revolution in the United States
  2. pp. 114-137
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  1. 7. Soldiers, Priests, and Lords of Land and Industry
  2. pp. 138-159
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  1. 8. Preening and Ruffling the Serpent’s Plumage
  2. pp. 160-184
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  1. 9. Mexamerica
  2. pp. 185-210
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  1. Epilogue: The Rediscovery of Mexico
  2. pp. 211-238
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 239-290
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 291-304
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-324
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