9780804740012-0804740011-The Caste War of Yucatan

The Caste War of Yucatan

ISBN-13: 9780804740012
ISBN-10: 0804740011
Edition: Revised
Author: Reed, Nelson
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 448 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804740012
ISBN-10: 0804740011
Edition: Revised
Author: Reed, Nelson
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 448 pages

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Acknowledged authors Reed, Nelson wrote The Caste War of Yucatan comprising 448 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804740011 and 9780804740012. Since then The Caste War of Yucatan textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This is the classic account of one of the most dramatic episodes in Mexican history―the revolt of the Maya Indians of Yucatán against their white and mestizo oppressors that began in 1847. Within a year, the Maya rebels had almost succeeded in driving their oppressors from the peninsula; by 1855, when the major battles ended, the war had killed or put to flight almost half of the population of Yucatán. A new religion built around a Speaking Cross supported their independence for over fifty years, and that religion survived the eventual Maya defeat and continues today.

This revised edition is based on further research in the archives and in the field, and draws on the research by a new generation of scholars who have labored since the book's original publication 36 years ago. One of the most significant results of this research is that it has put a human face on much that had heretofore been treated as semi-mythical.

Reviews of the First Edition

"Reed has not only written a fine account of the caste war, he has also given us the first penetrating analysis of the social and economic systems of Yucatán in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."

American Historical Review

"In this beautifully written history of a little-known struggle between several contending forces in Yucatán, Reed has added an important dimension to anthropological studies in this area."

American Anthropologist

"Not only is this exciting history (as compelling and dramatic as the best of historical fiction) but it covers events unaccountably neglected by historians. . . . This is a brilliant contribution to history. . . . Don't miss this book."

Los Angeles Times

"One of the most remarkable books about Latin America to appear in years."

Hispanic American Report

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