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Eric S. Zolov
Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA 17603-2827)
The Mexican Miracle in the Era of the Cuban Revolution

This project examines the impact of the Cuban revolution on Mexican nationalism and its implications for U.S.-Mexican relations during the 1960s. Eschewing interpretations that suggest an omnipotent Mexican state steamrollering its opposition without consequence, I instead demonstrate the complex and contingent nature of this period by locating a discussion of Mexican nationalism within a framework encompassing social protest, cultural politics, and international relations. At the same time, the project moves away from overly determinative arguments that suggest a unidirectional hegemonic influence by the United States “over” Mexico, instead demonstrating a carefully negotiated and ultimately symbiotic U.S.-Mexican relationship.

Project fields:
Latin American History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 8/31/2005