Spring 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The course will examine the nature of Mexico's 1910 Revolution using a combination of historical studies, first-hand accounts, and literary accounts. The course will start with an overview of the causes and course of the revolution, followed by an in-depth consideration of the legacy and meaning of the revolutionary era. The emphasis will be on how participants and observers of the war molded the revolution into a movement that took on increasing cultural importance and became intricately linked to evolving notions of Mexican identity. Focusing on representations of the revolution in various expressions of popular culture throughout the twentieth-century, we will examine how "revolutionaries" became legendary icons of greater meaning not only for Mexico, but for U.S. and other foreign observers.
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