Graduation Year

2018

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Latin American Studies

Reader 1

Cindy Forster

Reader 2

Miguel Tinker-Salas

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2018 Madeleine M Edwards

Abstract

This thesis argues that the curricula distributed among the newly founded, rural socialist schools in Mexico after the Revolution of 1910 created a new narrative about one of the most explosive moments in Latin American history. It describes the ways that women's work was increased by charging mothers with additional burdens of raising revolutionary citizens and developing the ideals of the revolution at home. The thesis gives a close read of one major children's novel of the time as well as articles from a teachers' magazine to discuss the ways that the post-revolutionary state government promoted indigenous ethnocide in the wake of the 1910 revolution and consolidated political power to the hands of the official state party which has dominated Mexican politics ever since.

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