History of Modern Mexico|
Fall 2011 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
This survey of modern Mexican history (1810-2010) employs as its unifying theme Mexico's bicentennial celebrations of the Wars of Independence (1810) and the Mexican Revolution (1910). Focusing on the history, memory, myth, and popular celebration of these upheavals and their major protagonists from the 19th century to the present day, students will survey modern Mexican history and cultural history approaches to its study.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)
Selected Course Readings - Additional Titles will be added.
Beezley, William H. and David E. Lorey, eds., ¡VIVA MÉXICO! ¡VIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA!: CELEBRATIONS OF SEPTEMBER 16, Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 2001.
Benjamin, Thomas. LA REVOLUCIÓN: MEXICO'S GREAT REVOLUTION AS MEMORY, MYTH, AND HISTORY, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
Brunk, Samuel. THE POSTHUMOUS CAREER OF EMILIANO ZAPATA: MYTH, MEMORY, AND MEXICO'S TWENTIETH CENTURY. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two papers; midterm and final exams.