Art, revolution, and indigenous subjects

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The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) propelled a cultural renaissance at home and sparked the imagination of leftist intellectuals throughout Latin America, who dreamed of a future in which a commitment to social justice would replace centuries of oppression and inequality. The conflict, which began as liberal opposition to the re-election of Porfirio Díaz, president since 1876, became an unequivocal expression of discontent from Mexico’s disenfranchised communities. 1 United in the south under Emiliano Zapata and under Pancho Villa in the north, revolutionaries demanded land reform, improved working conditions, and betterments to social welfare from the state-calls answered by the Constitution of 1917. The post-revolutionary moment became a time of spirited optimism during which different public actors worked together to construct a new society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge History of Latin American Culture
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317449300
ISBN (Print)9781138902565
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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