From the invention of the printing press to the explosion of social media, how and with whom we communicate has had powerful consequences throughout history. This course examines the idea of the communication revolution from two perspectives. First, how have changes in communications technology altered the speed and nature of communication between individuals and societies? We will look at how inventions such as the printing press, the camera and the radio helped connect Latin Americans to national and international networks, and gave rise to new political and cultural identities. Second, how have individuals and groups used mass communication to both push for and resist revolutionary change? Examples include the role of print culture in the Atlantic Revolutions, printmaking in the Mexican Revolution and the pioneering use of radio education in the Andean countryside during the 1960s.