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Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate List

There are countless Mexican History courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Mexican History: A Primary Source Reader (2009)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListMexican 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.
Author(s): E. Jaffary, Nora, Edward W. Osowski, et al.

The Course of Mexican History (2017)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListMexico’s political, social, and economic landscapes have shifted in very striking ways in recent years and the country now moves cautiously forward, in the twenty-first century. Revised to address these remarkable transformations, The Course of Mexican History, now in its eleventh edition, offers a completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from the pre-Columbian times to the present.
Author(s): Susan M. Deeds, Michael C. Meyer , et al.

The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) (2003)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListThe Mexico Reader is a vivid introduction to muchos Méxicos—the many Mexicos, or the many varied histories and cultures that comprise contemporary Mexico.
Author(s): Gilbert M. Joseph, Timothy J. Henderson

A Concise History of Mexico (Cambridge Concise Histories) (2019)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListThis concise history looks at Mexico from political, economic, and cultural perspectives, portraying Mexico’s struggle to break out of the colonial past and assert its viability as a sovereign state in a competitive world.
Author(s): Brian R. Hamnett

Mexicanos, Second Edition: A History of Mexicans in the United States (2009)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListNewly revised and updated, Mexicanos tells the rich and vibrant story of Mexicans in the United States. Emerging from the ruins of Aztec civilization and from centuries of Spanish contact with indigenous people, Mexican culture followed the Spanish colonial frontier northward and put its distinctive mark on what became the southwestern United States.
Author(s): Manuel G. Gonzales

The Oxford History of Mexico (2010)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListThe Oxford History of Mexico is a narrative history of the events, institutions and characters that have shaped Mexican history from the reign of the Aztecs through the twenty-first century.
Author(s): William Beezley, Michael Meyer

El Gran Pueblo: A History of Greater Mexico (3rd Edition) (2003)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListBased on the belief that people—not institutions—make history, this book looks at the challenges that the Mexican people have faced since independence, and tells the story of their resiliency and creative character during the years of political and economic change, resulting in a book that reveals the Mexican experience not only in Mexico, but in what is today the southwestern United States.
Author(s): Colin M. MacLachlan, William H. Beezley

The Mexican Revolution: A History From Beginning to End (2018)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListMexican RevolutionOver a period of more than ten years, following the overthrow of the government in 1910, Mexico experienced a period of intense and bloody warfare as a bewildering array of factions in ever-changing alliances took power and then lost it. Presidents were elected (or elected themselves) and were then deposed or assassinated.
Author(s): Hourly History

Mexican Mosaic: A Brief History of Mexico (2012)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListOur new brief text highlights Mexico’s stunning geographical, ethnic, and social diversity. In the sixteenth century, diseases brought by the Spanish conquerors wiped out almost 90 per cent of the indigenous population.
Author(s): Jürgen Buchenau

Mexicanos, Third Edition: A History of Mexicans in the United States (2019)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListResponding to shifts in the political and economic experiences of Mexicans in America, this newly revised and expanded edition of Mexicanos provides a relevant and contemporary consideration of this vibrant community.
Author(s): Manuel G Gonzales

The Mexican Revolution: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture) (2012)

 Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate ListFocused on the causes, conduct, and consequences of the revolution which ended General Porfirio Diaz’s thirty-five year rule as dictator-president, Mexican Revolution explores the unique combination of alliances of the participants that led to the revolution along with the result — radical new constitution that demanded education for all children, redistributed land and water resources, and established progressive…
Author(s): Mark Wasserman

Best Mexican History Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some mexican history books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade

Author(s): Benjamin T. Smith
ID: 3129166, Publisher: W. W. Norton, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Homeland: Ethnic Mexican Belonging since 1900

Author(s): Aaron E. Sanchez
ID: 3375150, Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Mexican Americans with Moxie: A Transgenerational History of El Movimiento Chicano in Ventura County, California, 1945–1975

Author(s): Frank P. Barajas
ID: 3548246, Publisher: Nebraska, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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