The Mexican Revolution became the subject of interpretation almost from its inception. Noted Mexican politicians and intellectuals published contemporary accounts. The American historian Frank Tannenbaum was the first to understand the revolution as a populist, agrarian, and nationalist movement by rural citizens to free themselves from the elitist Díaz regime. This exhibition presents an overview of the Mexican Revolution as a historic event in which individuals, groups, and social classes pursued diverse goals to achieve political, economic, and social change. It also highlights several definitive political and military moments during the Revolution, as well as the people who witnessed and shaped it.
The gallery exhibition was on view at the Newberry from October 19, 2010 to January 8, 2011.