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Alan Knight


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Expertise:
History
;
Latin America
Affiliation:
Professor of the History of Latin America and Fellow of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Alan Knight is Professor of the History of Latin America and Fellow of St Antony's College at the University of Oxford. His chief interest is twentieth-century Latin American history, with a focus on Mexico, agrarian society, state-building and revolutions. He is the author of The Mexican Revolution (2 vols, Cambridge, 1986) US-Mexican Relations, 1910-40 (San Diego, 1987); of the chapter on Mexico, 1930-1946, in The Cambridge History of Latin America (Vol. VII, 1990); and of two volumes of a three volume general history of Mexico, Mexico: From the Beginning to the Conquest, and Mexico: The Colonial Era (Cambridge, 2002). He has written several articles dealing with aspects of twentieth-century Mexico (state-building, popular movements, education and culture, current politics) and co-edited The Mexican Petroleum Industry in the 20th Century (1992). He is completing the third volume of the general history (Mexico Since Independence) and researching a socio-political study of Mexico in the 1930s. He previously taught at the University of Essex and the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the C.B. Smith Chair, and in 1986 was a visiting fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. 

Major Publications

The Mexican Revolution, v. 1. Porfirians, Liberals and Peasants v. 2, Counter-revolution and Reconstruction. (Cambridge, 1986)

US-Mexican Relations, 1910-1940: An Interpretation. (San Diego, 1987)
(with J.C. Brown), The Mexican Petroleum Industry in the Twentieth Century. (Austin, 1992)

Mexico: from the Beginning to the Spanish Conquest (Cambridge, 2002)

Mexico: The Colonial Era (Cambridge, 2002)

(ed.) Caciquismo in Twentieth-century Mexico . (London, 2005) 3-48pp.

Revolución, Democracia y Populismo en América Latina (Santiago. 2005)

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