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February 4th, 2013 7:30 PM   to   9:30 PM
Mexico: 1910-1920 – Part 2
Michael Lardner with Gerardo Renique

This reading group will take up Alan Knight’s in-depth two-volume study, The Mexican Revolution, as our main text along with other readings to be provided during the sessions.

This is an ongoing study group. Participants can join at any time. Each term takes on a specific facet of anti-capitalist and often socialist revolutionary dynamics. Previous studies have included the French Revolution, The Haitian Revolution, France and Italy in the 1968 period, the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s and the Spanish Civil War. In the first part of our study of the Mexican Revolution, the class read Adolfo Gilly's The Mexican Revolution: A Peoples' History, and other articles.

Gerardo Renique teaches history at the City College of the City University of New York is a frequent contributor to Socialism and Democracy and NACLA: Report on the Americas. His research looks at the political traditions of popular movements in Latin America; race, national identity and state formation in Mexico. He has recently co-directed with Tami Gold the video-documentary “Frozen Happiness. Elections, Repression and Hope in Oaxaca, Mexico;” and co-authored with G. Katsiaficas “A New Stage of Insurgencies: Latin American Popular Movements, the Gwangju Uprising, and the Occupy Movement” in the forthcoming issue of Socialism and Democracy.  “Frozen Happiness. Elections, Repression and Hope in Oaxaca, Mexico” will have a featured presentation with discussion at the Brecht on Tuesday, February 19.

Sliding scale: $95-$125
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