Fall 2012

Popular Revolution in Modern Mexico

Listed in: History, as HIST-364

Formerly listed as: HIST-53


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.

HIST 364 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM MERR 315
Th 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM MERR 315

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics Duke University Press, 2002 G. Joseph & T. Henderson TBD
Massacre in Mexico U of Missouri Press, 1991 E. Poniatowska TBD
Death of Artemio Cruz Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991 C. Fuentes (McAdam trans.) TBD
Crystal Frontier: Novel in Nine Stories Harcourt Brace & Co., 1995 C. Fuentes TBD
Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans & the State after the Revolution Duke University Press, 2010 Rick Lopez TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2012