• Barry Turner
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From about 2000 BC the people of Ancient Mexico began to settle in villages and to cultivate maize and other crops. From about 1000 BC the main cultures included the Olmec on the Gulf Coast, the Maya in the Yucatán peninsula and modern day Chiapas, the Zapotecs and Mixtecs in Oaxaca the Tarascans in Michoacán, and the Toltecs in central Mexico. One of the largest and most powerful cities in ancient Mexico was Teotihuacán, which in the 6th century AD was one of the six most populous cities in the world.

Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United States of Mexico)


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Further Reading

  1. Aspe, P., Economic Transformation: the Mexican Way. Cambridge (MA), 1993Google Scholar
  2. Bartra, R., Agrarian Structure and Political Power in Mexico. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  3. Bethell, L. (ed.) Mexico since Independence. CUP, 199Google Scholar
  4. Camp, R. A., Politics in Mexico. 2nd ed. OUP, 1996Google Scholar
  5. Hamnett, Brian R., A Concise History of Mexico. CUP, 1999CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Krauze, E., Mexico, Biography of Power: A History of Modern Mexico, 1810–1996. London, 1997Google Scholar
  7. Philip, G. (ed.) The Presidency in Mexican Politics. London, 1991Google Scholar
  8. Mexico. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1993Google Scholar
  9. Rodriguez, J. E., The Evolution of the Mexican Political System. New York, 1993Google Scholar
  10. Ruiz, R. E., Triumphs and Tragedy: a History of the Mexican People. New York, 1992Google Scholar
  11. Turner, Barry (ed.) Latin America Profiled. Macmillan, London, 200Google Scholar
  12. Whiting, V. R., The Political Economy of Foreign Investment in Mexico: Nationalism, Liberalism, Constraints on Choice. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar

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