Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zocalo

Editor: Zolov, Eric
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-61-069043-0
Category: Geography
Image Count: 100
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Dec 2017
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In this book, readers will find rich, in-depth treatments by renowned as well as up-and-coming scholars on the most iconic people, places, social movements, and cultural manifestations-including food, dress, film, and music-that have given shape and meaning to modern Mexico and its people. Presenting authoritative information written by scholars in a format that is easily accessible to general audiences, this book serves as a useful and thorough reference tool for all readers.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Timeline
  • A
  • Acapulco
  • Adelita
  • Document: Interview with an “Adelita” (1979)
  • Alebrijes
  • Álvarez Bravo, Manuel (1902–2002)
  • Angel of Independence Monument
  • Document: Inaugurating the Angel of Independence (1910)
  • B
  • Ballet Folklórico
  • Document: Mexico's National Ballet (1962)
  • Bell of Dolores
  • Document: The Grito de Dolores (1810–Present)
  • Bimbo
  • Document: The Social Responsibility of Capitalists (1972)
  • Bracero
  • Document: Bracero Laborers (1942–1964)
  • Bullfighting
  • Document: A Ban on Bullfighting (2013)
  • C
  • Cabañas, Lucio (1938–1974)
  • Document: “Mexico: Terrorism Still on the Rise” (1972)
  • Cancún
  • Cantinas
  • Document: The Campaign against Cantinas (1929)
  • Cantinflas (1911–1993)
  • Cárdenas, Cuauhtémoc (1934–)
  • Document: Coming to Terms with the 1988 Elections (1988)
  • Cárdenas, Lázaro (1895–1970)
  • Document: Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution (1959)
  • Chapultepec Park
  • Document: A Visit to Chapultepec (1839)
  • Charro
  • Chávez, Carlos (1899–1978)
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Document: Early Adventure Traveling to Chichén Itzá (1843)
  • Chicle
  • Document: It's Not Nice to Chew Gum in Public (1580)
  • Chile Pepper
  • China Poblana
  • Chocolate
  • Document: Drinking Aztec Chocolate (1519)
  • Constitution of 1917
  • Document: The Constitutional Claim to Land and Water (1917)
  • Corrido
  • Document: “La Adelita” (ca. 1914)
  • Cri-Crí
  • Document: A Cricket Mocks Walt Disney (ca. 1945)
  • Cuauhtémoc (ca. 1495–1525)
  • Document: The Iconic Stoicism of Cuauhtémoc (1870)
  • D
  • del Río, Eduardo (1935–)
  • Día de los Muertos
  • Díaz, Porfirio (1830–1915)
  • Document: Praise for Mexico's Strongman (1908)
  • E
  • Ejido
  • El Tri
  • Document: “Abuse of Authority” (1974)
  • F
  • Familia Burrón, La
  • Flores, Chava (1920–1987)
  • Fox Quesada, Vicente (1942–)
  • Frontera, La
  • Document: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)
  • G
  • Golden Age Cinema
  • Document: Codifying Mexico's National Cinema (1949)
  • Gringo
  • Document: A Gringo among Revolutionaries (1914)
  • I
  • Inés de la Cruz, Sor Juana (1651–1695)
  • Document: Sor Juana's Complaints (1689)
  • Infante, Pedro (1917–1957)
  • J
  • Juárez, Benito (1806–1872)
  • Document: The Legacy of Benito Juárez (ca. 1857)
  • K
  • Kahlo, Frida (1907–1954)
  • L
  • Lara, Agustín (1900–1970)
  • Las Casas, Bartolomé de (1484–1566)
  • Document: In Defense of the Indians (1519)
  • Lecumberri
  • Locos del Ritmo, Los
  • Document: “I'm No Rebel” (1960)
  • Lucha Libre
  • M
  • Maize
  • Document: Mystery Corn (1899)
  • Malinche
  • Document: Inventing “La Malinche” (1826)
  • Mariachi
  • Document: Safeguarding Mariachi as World Heritage (2011)
  • Metro
  • Mole
  • Monsiváis, Carlos (1938–2010)
  • Monte de Piedad
  • Document: A Culture of Hocking Goods (1886, 1933)
  • Muralism
  • N
  • Narco
  • Document: The Ever Wily Lola la Chata (1945)
  • National Cathedral
  • National Flag
  • Document: Mexico's National Anthem (1853)
  • Niños Héroes, Los
  • Document: Storming Chapultepec Castle (1847)
  • O
  • Olmec
  • Olympic Games of 1968
  • Document: Olympic Victories (1968)
  • P
  • Pan Dulce
  • Document: A Recipe for Sweet Breads (1611)
  • Document: Bakers’ Strike (1895)
  • Papel Picado
  • Partido Revolucionario Institucional
  • Document: The Language of Power: PRIspeak (ca. 1930–2000)
  • Paz, Octavio (1914–1998)
  • Document: A Toast to Nature (1990)
  • Petróleos Mexicanos
  • Document: Nationalizing Mexico's Oil (1938)
  • Piñata
  • Poniatowska, Elena (1932–)
  • Document: Testimonials of a Massacre (1975)
  • Popocatépetl-Iztaccíhuatl
  • Document: Meditating on El Popo (1846)
  • Posada, José Guadalupe (1852–1913)
  • Document: Posada the Prophet (1929)
  • Pulque
  • Document: Pulquería Culture (ca. 1830)
  • Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon
  • Document: Fathoming the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon (1887)
  • Q
  • Quetzalcoatl
  • Document: The Aztec “God of Air” (1524)
  • S
  • Sabina, María (1894–1985)
  • Document: Mushroom Chants (1956)
  • Salinas de Gortari, Carlos (1948–)
  • Document: Inaugural Address of President Salinas de Gortari (1988)
  • Santa Anna, Antonio López de (1794–1876)
  • Document: Santa Anna's Dispatch (1838)
  • Slim Helú, Carlos (1940–)
  • Document: Development Wisdom from a Billionaire (2009)
  • Sombrero
  • Student Movement of 1968
  • Document: A Warning to Student Demonstrators (1968)
  • Subcomandante Marcos (ca. 1957–)
  • Document: Who and What Is Marcos? (1994–1995)
  • Superbarrio (1985–)
  • Document: Superbarrio for President (1996)
  • T
  • Taco
  • Document: Taco Recipes (1908, 1917)
  • Tehuana
  • Document: A Voluptuous Isthmus (1859)
  • Telenovela
  • Document: Praise for a Telenovela (1987)
  • Tequila
  • Document: A Drink Worthy of World Heritage (2006)
  • Terremoto of 1985
  • Tijuana
  • Document: Plan de San Diego (1915)
  • Tin Tan (1915–1973)
  • Tlaloc
  • Document: Tlaloc Songs (ca. 1964)
  • Tlatelolco
  • Document: The Marketplace (1519)
  • U
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • V
  • Villa, Francisco “Pancho” (1878–1920)
  • Document: Pancho Villa's Air Force (1914)
  • Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Document: Mexico's Virgin Mary (1938)
  • Vocho
  • Document: The Beetles (1945–2003)
  • Voladores
  • Document: Flying Indians (1615)
  • X
  • Xochimilco
  • Document: Battle at Xochimilco (1519)
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Document: Setting Standards for the Hairless Dog (1956)
  • Z
  • Zapata, Emiliano (1879–1919)
  • Zócalo
  • Bibliography
  • Editor and Contributors