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6048 - "The United States and Revolutionary Movements in Mexico and Peru. 1910-1930"

Scholars of twentieth century revolutions in Latin America contest the relative importance of U.S. influence in the revolutionary process. Marxist historians tend to argue that the U.S. and British imperialism laid the groundwork for social revolution through predatory investment practices that gained strangleholds over national economies to the detriment of workers and peasants, while other scholars consider a variety of internal and external causes tied to long and short term political, institutional, and social considerations. This paper will compare the relative influence of the U.S. in the Mexican Revolution from 1910-1930, and in social and political unrest during the dictatorship of Augusto B. Leguía in Peru, 1919-1930.

Keywords: Revolution, imperialism, politics

Author: Gonzales, Michael (Northern Illinois University, Ud States of Am / USA)

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