No event dominates Mexican history more than the 1910 revolution. Though rarely acknowledged for its world historical significance outside Mexico, the upheaval of 1910 to 1920 not only ushered in a new state but also shaped the language of politics, the nature of political movements, and the particular iterations of Mexican nationalism that emerged during the remainder of the century. It also had a lasting impact across the hemisphere, both by creating a safe haven for revolutionaries from other societies and by shaping the language of social reform across the Americas during the following century. It is for this reason that 1910 is so hard to render in a satisfying manner, as one is forever vexed with even simple questions like when the revolution began and when it ended. This is perhaps also the reason why Gilbert Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau could...

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