Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

In this scene, Walter’s perceptions of his grandfather change dramatically as he learns more about Emilio’s turbulent past.  Tata was not a simple country boy who came to America looking for a job.  He was a revolutionary who fought alongside Praxedis Guerrero against the . . . → Read More: Video Clip: Walter’s Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

In this scene, Walter’s perceptions of his grandfather change dramatically as he learns more about Emilio’s turbulent past.  Tata was not a simple country boy who came to America looking for a job.  He was a revolutionary who fought alongside Praxedis Guerrero against the . . . → Read More: Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

Revolution or Revelation?

“The Mexican Revolution stripped away the veneer of order and peace – the Pax Porfiriana – that had masked the social unrest percolating beneath the surface of President Díaz’s long reign. In his 1990 Nobel Prize lecture, Mexican writer Octavio Paz noted that . . . → Read More: Revolution or Revelation?

The Plan of San Luis Potosi

Francisco Madero

In September 1910, Porfirio Díaz, Mexico’s longtime president, staged the Fiestas del Centenario, or Centennial Festivals, to mark the hundredth anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. Designed to showcase Mexico’s development into a modern nation, the celebrations were held amid widespread . . . → Read More: The Plan of San Luis Potosi