October 30
Crossroads of Empire, I
I'm behind--so there will be a slight change in the order of assignments. For next time, I'm going to go from 1921 through 1926; next Thursday, we'll go from 1926 through 1932. That means we shift the virtual session back until the following Tuesday, November 6. Sorry for any problems.

The basic thrust of this change: we basically will spread out the reading that would have occurred for Tuesday's class for both classes next week.

One theme that we will cover in class on Tuesday is the creation of a bohemian culture in 1920s Mexico City, what one historian has referred to as "the incredible vogue of things Mexican." American anti-imperialists like Carleton Beals (right) congregated in Mexico City throughout the decade, viewing the defense of the Mexican Revolution as an extension of the domestic fight for reform.

These figures, including Beals, Gruening, Brenner, Tanenbaum, and Inman joined with Mexican anti-imperialists and artists--the likes of Diego Rivera.