This book contains 20 chapters that emerged from an academic conference on the Spanish presence in Puebla, held by the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in 1995. All the chapters present a broad panorama of a historical process that seems evident in the area of central Mexico. The subject of foreigners in Mexico has been the source of important research, but this research has been focused on describing the legislation and legal problems concerning immigration; the case studies that do exist have typically focused on the presence of foreigners in Mexico City. One of the most important contributions of this book is that it digs into a problem that has received little attention: the presence of foreigners in the Mexican countryside. Furthermore, it looks at a region of the countryside that is near the capital...

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