A study of the booming Mexican oil industry and their changing foreign policy toward the United States, from the 1970s to the 1980s.
In this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the early nineteenth through the twentieth century. He finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.
A colorful acccount of the first decade of Mexican independence from Spain., it views the failed attempt to establish a strong republic, the subsequent civil war that plagued the young nation, and the emergence of two polarized political parties.
George Grayson examines the influence of oil and the oil sector both within Mexican society and in its relations with other nations, as he traces the development of the oil industry from its beginnings in 1901 up until the 1980s.
Essays in Mexican Kinship offers new and important data on the social structure of Indian and rural Mestizo communities of Mexico, particularly those of the highlands, and provides models and suggestions for future research.