Revolution, Freedom, and Oppression from Rivera to Coco
Rob Spencer

The Mexican Revolution of 1910 attempted to redefine Mexico where the peasantry would be more involved in political decisions and where economics would combine agriculture and industry. Economic interests from foreign enterprises in the United States were successful in transporting the workforce north of the border to farm the agriculture for American farms. Poor treatment of Mexican laborers led to Cesar Chavez and the Chicano Movement to push for equality. In this essay, I will demonstrate that art provided the outlet for the Chicano community to secure justice for themselves during the turbulent times of the 1960s and 1970s and that this movement was successful during the time frame in which it was; however, it was not sustainable beyond those decades due to the dominance of American culture.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.15640/ijaah.v6n1a1