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[Detail] Maria Gonzalez and soldaderas. Photographer - Robert Runyon.

Literature and the Mexican Revolution

Mariano Azuela's The Under-dogs, written in 1915, is acclaimed as the greatest novel on the Mexican Revolution. Students can read several chapters in this short novel and select photographs from The South Texas Border to illustrate scenes or events depicted by Azuela. Based on Runyon's documentation, do you find Azuela's portrayal of the Revolution to be realistic?