Lynching on the border: the death of Antonio Rodriguez and the rise of anti-Americanism during the Mexican revolution

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Title: Lynching on the border: the death of Antonio Rodriguez and the rise of anti-Americanism during the Mexican revolution
Author: Taylor, Travis
Abstract: This thesis examines the lynching of Antonio Rodríguez along with the incident’s aftermath . Analysis interjects the narrative at crucial points throughout , and especially in chapter conclusions . The use of a transnational historical framework attempts to explain the intricacies of both nations’ diplomatic efforts . Similarly , both Mexican and American newspapers are used to stress differences in the respective publics’ opinion of events . Historians have often described the lynching of Antonio Rodríguez as an isolated incident , and one relegated to the sidelines of history as the Mexican Revolution unfolded . This thesis aims to reassess the significance of Rodríguez’s death , suggesting that the incident became a symbol of the failure of President Porfirio Díaz to provide for his citizens (at home and abroad ) . Furthermore , Rodríguez’s murder was not subsumed into the greater event of the Mexican Revolution ; rather , the death of Antonio Rodríguez altered the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /30011
Date: 2012-05-12

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Taylor, Travis Lynching on the border: the death of Antonio Rodriguez and the rise of anti-Americanism during the Mexican revolution. Master's thesis, Angelo State University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /30011 .

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