Modern Mexico

History 140B

Fall 2015
Day & Time: 
TuTh 330-5P

This course surveys Mexican history from the end of the colonial period to the present. Students interested in Mexican problems and issues will come away with a deeper understanding of how present-day Mexico came to be. Students interested in historiographical issues should also find the course interesting, as lectures pay regular attention to problems of interpretation-the different ways that historians have tried to come to grips with Mexico's past. Finally, students needing to burnish their research and writing skills will find the course appropriate, since we will be working with primary documents and using them in writing exercises. Requirements: One 10-12 page paper based on course readings, midterm, final.

Course Books

Everyday Life and Politics by Wasserman, Mark New Mexico. ISBN: 978-0826321718 Required
Once and Future Mexico by Joseph, Gilbert Duke. ISBN: 978-0822355328 Required
Cuauhtemoc's Bones by Gillingham, Paul New Mexico. ISBN: 978-0826350374 Required
Midnight in Mexico by Alfredo Corchado Penguin. ISBN: 978-0143125532 Required
The Mexico Reader by Joseph, Gilbert Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-0822330424 Required