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HY200 – Cycles of Violence: From the Mexican Revolution to the Rise of the Drug Cartels

Learn about the relationship between violence and revolutionary change in twentieth-century Mexico with this history/southwest studies course. The story of Mexico is often told as a failure narrative. This course will challenge this basic assumption by situating the experiences of ordinary people, front and center.

Zacatecas Landscape with Hanged Men II by Francisco Goitia. Photo from Wikimedia Commons..
Zacatecas Landscape with Hanged Men II by Francisco Goitia. Photo from Wikimedia Commons..

Instructor(s)

Ulices Piña email

This course explores the relationships between violence and revolutionary change in Mexico; how the post-revolutionary state and its adversaries mobilized memories of the revolution to meet their particular political and social ends; the Mexican dirty war of the 1970's ; and the drug war that has devastated Mexico over the past decade.

Also listed as: SW200