American Heritage History Of Mexico

Autor: Henry Bamford Parkes
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640190929
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"Remarkably well balanced and sound . . . " - The New Republic Here, from award-winning historian Henry Bamford Parkes and the editors of American Heritage, is the dramatic story of Mexico - from the Aztecs, Maya, and other ancient peoples who gave birth to a vast civilization to the Spanish Conquest, the Mexican-American War, the Mexican Revolution, and Mexico's role in World War II. Historian Parkes brings vividly to life the legendary figures Montezuma, Cortés, Santa Anna, Juárez, Maximilian, Díaz, Pancho Villa, and Zapata.

The Mexican American Heritage

Autor: Carlos M. Jiménez
File Size: 72,86 MB
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A fresh & comprehensive look at Mexican history, will be found in this text filled with extensive writing exercises. The Mexican-American Heritage encompasses tens of thousands of years, from the prehistoric native people,. to the extremely advanced civilizations of the Aztecs, Toltecs & Mayans; to the times of Cesar Chavez' farmworker movement, & the struggle of Mexican-Americans as they fight for a better life. An excellent way to understand the Mexican-American heritage.

American Heritage History Of The United States

Autor: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1612308570
File Size: 68,12 MB
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"Douglas Brinkley and American Heritage have done a grand job. This is a first-rate book: fair, clear, and enormously welcome." - David McCullough "Douglas Brinkley's one-volume history is a riveting narrative of unique people who have come to call themselves American. There is no dust on these pages as the author brilliantly tells our national story with skill and brevity." In this rich and inspiring book, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States - a nation formed from a vast countryside on whose fringes thirteen small British colonies fought for their freedom, then established a democratic nation that spanned the continent, and went on to become a world power. This book will be treasured by anyone interested in the story of America.

American Heritage History Of The Indian Wars

Autor: Robert M. Utley
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 161230902X
File Size: 18,30 MB
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Here, from American Heritage, is the dramatic story of the violent conflicts between Native Americans and white settlers that lasted more than 300 years, the effects of which still resonate today. Acclaimed historians Robert M. Utley and Wilcomb E. Washburn examine both small battles and major wars - from the Native rebellion of 1492 to Crazy Horse and the Sioux War to the massacre at Wounded Knee.

History Of The United States

Autor: American Heritage
ISBN: 9780945260073
File Size: 67,14 MB
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An eighteen-volume history of the United States, each volume dealing with a particular era and having a dictionary-encyclopedia of people, places, and events mentioned in that volume.

Lowrider Space

Autor: Ben Chappell
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292744544
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Aren’t lowriders always gangbangers? And, don’t they always hold high status in their neighborhoods? Contrary to both stereotypes, the people who build and drive lowrider cars perform diverse roles while mobilizing a distinctive aesthetic that is sometimes an act of resistance and sometimes of belonging. A fresh application of critical ethnographic methods, Lowrider Space looks beyond media portrayals, high-profile show cars, and famous cruising scenes to bring readers a realistic tour of the “ordinary” lowriders who turn streetscapes into stages on which dynamic identities can be performed. Drawing on firsthand participation in everyday practices of car clubs and cruising in Austin, Texas, Ben Chappell challenges histories of erasure, containment, and class immobility to emphasize the politics of presence evidenced in lowrider custom car style. Sketching out a partially personal map of the lowrider presence in Texas’s capital city, Chappell also explores the interior and exterior adornment of the cars (including the use of images of women’s bodies) and the intersecting production of personal and social space. As he moves through a second-hand economy to procure parts necessary for his own lowrider vehicle, on “service sector” wages, themes of materiality and physical labor intersect with questions of identity, ultimately demonstrating how spaces get made in the process of customizing one’s self.

Fire Blood

Autor: T. R. Fehrenbach
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497609739
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Mexican history comes to life in this “fascinating” work by the author of Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans (The Christian Science Monitor). Fire & Blood brilliantly depicts the succession of tribes and societies that have variously called Mexico their home, their battleground, and their legacy. This is the tale of the indigenous people who forged from this rugged terrain a wide-ranging civilization; of the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec dynasties, which exercised their sophisticated powers through bureaucracy and religion; of the Spanish conquistadors, whose arrival heralded death, disease, and a new vision of continental domination. Author T. R. Fehrenbach connects these threads with the story of modern-day, independent Mexico, a proud nation struggling to balance its traditions against opportunities that often seem tantalizingly out of reach. From the Mesoamerican empires to the Spanish Conquest and the Mexican Revolution, peopled by the legendary personalities of Mexican history—Montezuma, Cortés, Santa Anna, Juárez, Maximilian, Díaz, Pancho Villa, and Zapata—Fire & Blood is a “deftly organized and well-researched” work of popular history (Library Journal).

Gateway To Glorieta

Autor: Lynn Irwin Perrigo
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865347859
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Perrigo addresses issues in the development of Las Vegas and the American Southwest that remain quite relevant in the 21st century. Among these is an increased socio-cultural diversity that impacts the hegemony of this population and its effects on intercultural relations.

Mexicans In The Making Of America

Autor: Neil Foley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674048482
File Size: 51,68 MB
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America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The Mexican American historian Neil Foley offers a sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America, from a colonial outpost on Mexico’s northern frontier to a twenty-first-century people integral to the nation they have helped build.