"The misconception that Mexico is a poor, rural, underdeveloped country is dispelled in the Encyclopedia of Modern Mexico. The transformations that have occurred in Mexico since World War II are presented in over 250 entries covering a variety of topics, including performing arts, geographic regions and ecology, politics and controversies, policy dilemmas, economic development, popular culture, and key events.".
"From the presidency of Lazaro Caidenas (1934-1940) to the current presidency of Vicente Fox, the entries give readers the opportunity to rethink and reinterpret their perceptions of Mexico, Mexicans, and Mexican Americans. The text highlights the history, achievements, and creations of the Mexican people, showing that Mexico, a nation of more than 100 million people, is an important player in both the Latin American and Caribbean regions and cannot be ignored."--BOOK JACKET.