The Mexican Revolution and Its Legacy | Newberry

The Mexican Revolution and Its Legacy

Monday, November 3, 2014

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Chris Boyer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will take stock of the Mexican Revolution more than a century after its outbreak in 1910. Traditional histories tell a story of rough-hewn revolutionaries like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata raising armies of peasant warriors to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz in a bid for social justice and national honor. But how accurate is that version? And what did the uprising accomplish (or fail to accomplish)? We will explore the social and political stresses that unleashed the first social revolution of the twentieth century, take a look at the complicated trajectory of the revolution during the decade of 1910-1920, and then measure the effects of the revolution during the 1930s and beyond.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all Newberry Teachers’ Consortium seminars opens September 4, 2014.

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