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The Mexican Revolution and Latin America



  • How radical was the Mexican Revolution?
  • Who or what drove the Mexican Revolution and its goals?
  • How influential was the Mexican Revolution in Latin America?

Required Readings

Additional Reading

Primary sources:

Artists' Manifesto on the Mexican Renaissance and the Revolutionary State

Augusto Sandino's Manifesto from San Albino, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua, 1 July 1927

Peru: Mariategui's Seven Essays on Peruvian Reality, 1928

Secondary sources:

  • Alan Knight, “The Mexican Revolution: Bourgeois? Nationalist? Or Just a 'Great Rebellion'?,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, JSTOR
  • Greg Grandin, A Century of Rebellion
  • Greg Grandin, The Last Colonial Massacre, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
  • Alan Knight, The Mexican Revolution, pp. 1-174
  • Alan Knight, “Popular Culture and the Revolutionary State in Mexico, 1910-1940,” Hispanic American Historical Review
  • John Womack, “The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920,” in Leslie Bethell, ed., Mexico Since Independence (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991), 125-200
  • David Rock, 'Intellectual Precursors of Conservative Nationalism in Argentina, 1900-1927', Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol.67, No.2 (1987), pp.271-300.
  • Jeane DeLaney, 'National Identity, Nationhood, and Immigration in Argentina: 1810-1930', accessible from:
  • Jorge Nallim, Transformations and Crisis of Liberalism in Argentina, 1930-1955 (Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012). Chapters 1 and 2.
  • Primary source:
  • Jose Carlos Mariategui, Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality, transl. Marjorie Urquidi, 1971 [first published: 1928] available at Library