HIS 352L • Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920
Students in this course will examine Mexico's late nineteenth century economic growth, the social revolution of the 1910s, the political consolidation of the 1920s and 1930s, and the revolution's legacy for Mexicans today. We will explore two related questions. Did Mexico have a revolution? If so, what kind? Lectures, discussions, and videos. Discussions focus on the major historical theories of revolution, especially the recent work of sociologist Theda Skocpol and on the separate cases of social revolution, populism, and counter-revolution.
Tentative Readings: Luis González, SAN JOSÉ DE GRACIA Elizabeth Salas, SOLDADERAS IN THE MEX REVOLUTION Carlos Fuentes, THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ Mariano Azuela, THE UNDERDOGS L. Meyer & H. Aquilar-C, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION