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Open Borders to a Revolution is a collective enterprise studying the immediate and long-lasting effects of the Mexican Revolution in the United States in such spheres as diplomacy, politics, and intellectual thought. It marks both the bicentennial of Latin America’s independence from Spain and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, an anniversary with significant relevance for American history. The volume investigates the Revolution’s immediate as well as long-lasting effects on diplomacy, politics, intellectual thought, art, and popular culture; it assesses its impact on US political and economic interests in Mexico during crucial periods of history, and wonders about its seductiveness among so many American intellectuals and artists since its outbreak. It inquires into the role of popular culture and the mass media in the shaping of an image of the Mexican Revolution, which became highly significant for the American left. It also addresses the question of why this revolutionary image constituted a palliative for Americans’ troubles during certain periods of economic anxiety, and why its memory was reconfigured by Mexicans living in the United States for diverse political, socio-economic, or cultural reasons.