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Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands

Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands

Join Kelly Lytle Hernández, Petra Falcon, and Katherine Bynum in a conversation moderated by Julian Lim. They will be discussing the magonistas, a group of agitators who challenged Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century. As noted in the description of Kelly Lytle Hernández's new book, Bad Mexicans, “Their cross-border insurgency, launched from U.S. soil, was a landmark revolt against the U.S. empire and the suffocating power Anglo-Americans held over Mexican lives. Through protest and armed rebellion, the magonistas ignited the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Pursued by the nascent FBI, the rebels wrote in secret code and organized thousands of workers to their cause. Lytle Hernández documents how the magonista uprising, and the failed Anglo-American campaign to stop them, proved foundational to the history of race, immigration, and violence in the United States.”

Books will be available for purchase at 5:30pm, program begins promptly at 6pm.  

Registration is not required but is encouraged to receive a reminder email. 

This program is hosted by Promise AZ/PAZ in partnership with the Phoenix Public Library. 

Date:
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Location:
Pulliam Auditorium, Burton Barr Central Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors     Teens  
Categories:
  AZ History and Culture     Arts, Culture and Exhibits  
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