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Organizacion y Educacion: Educational Ideology, Practice and Influence of the Partido Liberal Mexicano

  • Author(s): Santos, Moises
  • Advisor(s): Gomez-Quiñones, Juan
  • et al.
Abstract

Although they were highly influential in the processes and outcomes of the Mexican Revolution the Flores Magon brothers and the Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM) are often excluded from the traditional narrative of this important era of Mexican history. Their anarcho-communist politics are surely a cause for their marginalization. Their contributions to Mexican politics cannot be denied, and have long been documented. This thesis explores beyond their political activities to present the PLM's contributions to education. The PLM acted as more than a political organization. They were also educators. Through the distribution of their newspaper Regeneracion and the establishment of escuelas racionalistas inspired by Spanish anarchist educator Francisoco Ferrer they encouraged people to educate themselves while organizing toward their liberation in both Mexico and the United States.

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