William H. Beezley

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Mexican National Identity

The University of Arizona Press

In this enlightening book, the well-known historian William Beezley contends that a Mexican national identity was forged during the nineteenth century not by a self-anointed elite but rather by a disparate mix of ordinary people and everyday events. In examining independence festivals, children's games, annual almanacs, and the ...

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Mexico in Verse

A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power

The University of Arizona Press

Mexico in Verse, edited by Stephen Neufeld and Michael Matthews, examines Mexican history through its poetry and music, the spoken and the written word. The book provides a window to the beliefs and aspirations of ordinary people, fresh and vigorous and honest, in Mexico during a period of dynamic and turbulent change.

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Mexican National Identity

The University of Arizona Press

In this enlightening book, the well-known historian William Beezley contends that a Mexican national identity was forged during the nineteenth century not by a self-anointed elite but rather by a disparate mix of ordinary people and everyday events. In examining independence festivals, children's games, annual almanacs, and the ...

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