Fall 2012

Popular Revolution in Modern Mexico

Listed in: History, as HIST-364

Formerly listed as: HIST-53

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)


Rick A. Lopez (Section 01)


[LA] A century ago Mexicans were embroiled in a popular revolution that demolished the state and transformed the political landscape all across Latin America. The recent centennial of Mexico’s revolution offers an opportunity to reflect upon the outcomes of that bloody conflict. This course provides a general overview of the dominant narratives of the Mexican revolution and its aftermath, while challenging those narratives through an examination of the experience of subaltern groups (including women, indigenous peoples, peasants, and those from the periphery). We also will grapple with the question of what genuine social revolution looks like, how it unfolds, and to what degree it has been attained in Mexico. Original documents, testimonials, movies, images, music, and art will supplement discussions and secondary readings. Two class meetings per week.

Fall semester.  Professor López.


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2012