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Mexico in Revolution, 1912-1920

Jonathan Truitt

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 07/2022
Pages: 226
Subject: History
Print ISBN: 9781469670720
eBook ISBN: 9781469672427


The year is 1921, and Francisco Madero is president of Mexico. Just last year he and his top general ousted the long-standing president (some say dictator), Porfirio Diaz, who is now in exile. But the country is far from stable. A basic cultural rift between the elite and the poor portends unrest and a sequence of revolts. Students are assigned to play characters that are charged with stabilizing their country and preventing further civil war. The goal is to reform Mexico and make it a better nation for all of its inhabitants—but Mexicans and foreigners worry that without a firm hand, Mexico's governance might spiral out of control. At what cost will progress come?