The Mexican revolution began in 1910 with high hopes and a multitude of spokesmen clamoring for a better life for ordinary Mexicans. This anthology examines how the revolution brought change and often progress. Women, the landless, the poor, the country folk are among those receiving consideration in the twenty-seven readings, which range from political and economic to social and intellectual history. About half of the selections are previously unpublished. Combining the best new scholarship by modern historians; outstanding work by distinguished Mexicanists of the past; excerpts from mexico's finest fiction, poetry, and commentary; reminiscence; cartoons and illustrations, Twentieth-Century Mexico brilliantly illuminates the Mexican experience from Porfirio DAaz to petrodollars. The concluding chapter ties together the strands of twentieth-century Mexican culture to help U.S. readers understand not only Mexico's present situation but also its relations with the Colossus of the North. Like its predecessor, Mexico: From Independence to Revolution (UNP, 1982), this book includes suggestions for further reading and an index.Earlier, in the 1920s, the Revolutiona#39;s leaders attempted to promote indigenismo, the traditional village Indian way of life; but this support has been ... more questions than answers about the degree of imitation of foreign cultures, about the way Mexicans refashion cultural forms to give them a Mexican character, and about the preferences for music, cartoons, films, and sports by different social classes.
|Author||:||William Dirk Raat, William H. Beezley|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 1986-01-01|