From the back:
"Mexico's history is long and complex: early settlements thousands of years ago, refined indigenous civilizatoins a few centuries back, and overwhelming conquest by Spain and hte merging of European and indian cultures over a long colonial period, finally independence and national formation, entry into the currents of world trade and capitalist development in the late 19th century, a major social revolution 65 years ago, and modernization and economic and social change to the present.
This text was originally written for mass media communication. Its authors are distinguished Mexican historians: Ignaciao Bernal, Alejandra Moreno Toscano, Luis Gonzalez, Eduardo Blanquel, Lorenzo Meyer, and Daniel Cosio Villegas."
This book was originally published in Spanish, and ws then translated into English.