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Knight to speak on Mexican Revolution Dec. 10

November 30, 2010

Jill Leonhardt
(315) 443-5492

Alan Knight, professor of history of Latin America at Oxford University, will speak Friday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. in 032 Eggers Hall on “The ‘Cosmic Revolution’: The Mexican Revolution (1910-2010) in Comparative Global Perspective.”

This year, the Mexican Revolution turns 100. Among the many possible perspectives on this major event, one is outward-looking, global and comparative. This lecture, involving a breakdown of the main sociopolitical components of the Mexican Revolution (1910-40), evaluates it in light of other major world revolutions and will argue that, without being a simple carbon copy, it bears comparison with discernible elements of contrasting revolutions, including bourgeois revolutions, like the French; socialist revolutions like the Russian, Chinese and Cuban; and nationalist revolutions, like all of the above and more.

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