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Economic History and the Economy of Mexico __ "It has been pointed out that many of the problems of Mexico, particularly problems of government, stem from the fact that for the first three centuries of its existence the major function of government in Mexico was to squeeze as much wealth from the country as possible and send it to Spain. Although Mexico achieved independence from Spain in the early nineteenth century there was not an abrupt change in the way the society functioned."  an overview of Mexico's history from an economic perspective. - From Thayer Watkins - http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/mexhist01.htm

History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of... __ You will find the full text online:  " History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes/ By William H. Prescott " - From University of Virginia Library - http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/PreConq.html

History of the Mexican Revolution __ "Throughout its history Mexico has had many revolutions. The most famous perhaps is the Mexican Revolution from 1910-1920. The people of Mexico were getting tired of the dictator rule of President Porfino Diaz."  A concise look. - illustrated - From Lynn Davies - http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/ws200/mex-davi.htm

History.Mexico for Kids __ Information and lesson for kids about the history of Mexico from Mesoamerica through recent.  Each era has its own section. - illustrated - From Office of the President, Republic of Mexico - http://www.elbalero.gob.mx/kids/history/html/home.html

History of Mexico __ "Human presence in Mexico has been shown to date back 40,000 years based upon ancient human footprints discovered in the Valley of Mexico..."  An encyclopedic article along with links to additional materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mexico

History of Mexico __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Mexico." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxmexico.htm

History of Mexico __ An essay about the history of Mexico from ancient times to today. - From historyofnations.net - http://www.historyofnations.net/northamerica/mexico.html

History of Mexico __ Multi-page overview of Mexico's history including timeline, detailed texts and more. - From howstuffworks.com - http://history.howstuffworks.com/central-american-history/history-of-mexico.htm

 

Mexico, A Brief History __ A 'not-so-brief' history of Mexico along with a menu of links to much more detail about various episodes of Mexican history. - illustrated - From history-world.org - http://history-world.org/mexico.htm

Mexico Culture History and Archaeology - Archaeology of Mexico __ Collection of articles and resources.  "Mexican culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of Mexico." - From archaeology.about.com - http://archaeology.about.com/od/mexico/Mexico_Culture_History_and_Archaeology.htm

Mexico: History __ An overview of the history of Mexico along with some geography and government. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107779.html

Mexico History __ "The other factor on Cortés’ side was the lucky coincidence that 1519 was the exact year when legend had it that the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, had promised his followers he would return from the east and so Cortés was mistaken for a god."  A good general overview of Mexico's history along with other interesting information about the country. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Mexico/History

Mexico History __ "Almost 3000 years of civilization was shattered in just two short years, following the landing by Hernán Cortés near modern-day Veracruz on April 21, 1519. Primary sources suggest that the Aztecs were initially accommodating because, according to their calendar, the year 1519 promised the god Quetzalcóatl's return from the east."  A colorful history of Mexico. - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/mexico/history

Mexico - History & Culture __ General overview of the cultural (and some political) Mexico history. - illustrated - From geographia.com - http://www.geographia.com/mexico/mexicohistory.htm

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries __ You will find an illustrated timeline which highlights important dates, events, and people in the history of Mexico. - illustrated - From humanities-interactive.org - http://www.humanities-interactive.org/splendors/timeline.htm

MEXonline.com Mexico History Directory __ You will find a lot of resources about Mexico's history here. "Information on Mexican history, famous battles, constitutions, treaties & documents, heroes, missions, and information about the people." - From mexonline.com - http://www.mexonline.com/history.htm

Timeline: Mexico __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events In Mexico's history. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1210779.stm 

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Mexico __ "When Hernando Cortes conquered the Aztecs in 1521, he was accompanied by several Conversos, Jews forcibly converted to Christianity during the Inquisition of 1492. Conversos, or Anusim, immigrated en masse to Nueva Espagna (present day Mexico) and some estimate that by the middle of the 16th century, there were more of these crypto-Jews in Mexico City than Spanish Catholics."  A history of the relationship of the Jewish People and Mexico. - From jewishvirtuallibrary.org - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Mexico.html

 

 

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