HIST 380

Modern Mexico

This course traces the emergence of modern Mexico in the last century. The course begins with attempts at economic modernization and political centralization in the late nineteenth century, considers the social upheaval of the Revolution of 1910 and the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime by 1940, follows the rise and demise of the "Mexican Miracle" of growth and stability from 1940 to 1968, and examines recent reforms emerging from the debt and political crises of the 1980s. The focus is on the nature of the political system, how different regions and social sectors have experienced the century of change, and diplomatic and economic relations with the United States.