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Unformatted text preview: Mexican revolution, 1910-1940 Paper 3: Cultural Politics For background, you should read Reconstruction in the 1920s by Jean Meyer (in Bethell, Mexico since Independence , 201-240) . The essay by Vaughan in The Eagle and the Virgin: Nation and Cultural Revolution in Mexico , 1920-1940 (Nationalizing the Countryside: Schools and Rural Communities in the 1930s, 157-175 ) will also prove helpful. We will also be discussing a relevant document (Jos Vasconceloss The Modern Missionaries) in class on Thursday, to help finalize your thoughts. Then write a short paper (2 pp. double-spaced) on the following: Prompt . Place yourself in the shoes of a rural teacher arriving for the first time in a Spanish- speaking peasant village in 1920s Mexico. You have been trained as one of the new cultural missionaries, charged with civilizing the countryside and promoting a revolutionary culture...
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