Mesoamerican Culture, History, and Religion

Post-Colonial Modern History

This section collects materials focused on indigenous life and history in post-Colonial times.  While we know that one size doesn’t fit all when trying to cover a multiethnic, multinational region , expedience and the need for easily-navigable organization compels me to pick a single cutoff date for dividing Colonial from post-Colonial material.  That acknowledged, this page is limited to sources devoted to events after Mexico’s declaration of independence on September 16th, 1810, in a nod to keeping Tenochtitlan as a lodestar.


Somos Primos: Essays and Research on Indigenous Mexico, by John P. Schmal

Collection of papers discussing the modern history and current situation of many of the indigenous peoples in Mexico.  Downloadable PDFs available.

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