U.S. “Revisionist” Historiography on the Mexican Revolution, 1910—1917
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In the world historiography the 1960s and 1970s were the period marked by growing interest towards those socio-economic structures, political formations and cultural expressions that had stayed beyond the research. In U.S. historiography that time has been often called “revisionist”, due to the reappraisal of highly economically and legally determined approaches of the previously dominant “progressive” and “consensus” schools. Revolutions worldwide became one of important objects examined by the revisionist historians. The Mexican Revolution of 1910—1917 occupied special place among them, because in the eyes of researchers it demonstrated many particular features of revolutionary processes in the Western hemisphere, such as lack of strict affiliations to political parties and class values. The following article puts American revisionist studied of the Mexican revolution in a few categories, pertaining to agrarian, labor, political and military history. Local studies are given special accent. It shows the role that the revisionist period played in studying Mexican history and revolutions in developing nations in general.

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Alexey Manukhin
Institute for Latin American Studies RAS. Institute for the US and Canadian Studies RAS

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