This section covers the earliest history of the Mexican peoples focusing on the diversegroups of the Mexico prior to all European influence. Of the many groups and time periodsavailable we will focus on those groups that stem from Aztlán with special attention given to theMexica and their rise to power of the diverse people of Mexico. The Mexican people offer us aunique lens to examine diversity in the US. Through this people of we will trace the movementsof Mexican people before and through Spanish Conquest and examine their incentives andstrategies for cultural survival in a time of attempted cultural genocide. In this first section wewill uncover Mexican cultural mythology and trace a history rarely acknowledged in theAmericas. This section of the course will end in the time of Benito Juarez c.1860 and will havecovered colonial Mexico under Spain and Mexican Independence. In your journal, compare and contrast the slavery of Negros in the US to the free labor of NativeAmericans of California. Use the Benjamin Madley Text and other outside sources to complete this assignment of 5 to 8 paragraphs (No less than 900 words) w/ Work Cited Page of at least 2 additional outside academic sources.
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