Latin America visit the
general Latin American page for many more background sites.
Documents on Mexican History
(See also Section 3 below)
BBC country profile: Mexico. Good background to Mexico. Includes
Timeline: Mexico A chronology of key events
Mexico - LANIC
University of Texas. Compiles links to other general & government
sites about Mexico.
Introductory series of
(sometimes very concise) articles, from a wide range of sources. US
Library of Congress. Good place to start for an overview in English.
- The Mexico Project Since
1994, and intensively since 2000, the National Security Archive's Mexico
Project has sought to identify and obtain the release of documents from
secret government archives on United States policy in Mexico since 1960,
and to disseminate those records through publications, conferences and
the Archive's web site. The Mexico Project is directed by senior analyst
Kate Doyle, who lives and works in Mexico City.
- Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection, University of Texas. Excellent maps:
Mexico Connect: good, comprehensive site to culture in general,
history more specifically. Basic introductions, and useful features.
Move beyond the general home page to the history resources using
- For current developments to the national
Yahoo Mexico news
excellent resource for current news items (in English) on Mexico
Texas Univ site for links to the recent news themes on Latin America in
2. The Mexican Revolution
Armed Conflict Events Data site)
Plan of Ayala - article by Joseph Judge explains the
background and significance of Emiliano Zapata's 1911 manifesto,
considered one of the most radical reform documents in Mexican history.
In Historical Text Archive
Carranza, Venustiano, and the
Convention of Aguascalientes, 1914
In Pursuit of Pancho
Villa 1916-1917 - describes U.S. General John Pershing's futile
expedition into Mexico in 1916 to punish Villa for his attack on
1st Aero Squadron in Pursuit of Pancho Villa
Interesting look at side theatre of the revolution by Gary Glynn
The Border Revolution
Cindy Baxman. Outline article on the role The Mexican-US
border played in the Mexican Revolution. Good illustations.
Mexican Anticlerics, Bishops, Cristeros, and the
Devout during the 1920s: A Scholarly Debate Reprint of Donald J. Mabry, "Mexican Anticlerics,
Bishops, Cristeros, and the Devout during the 1920s: A Scholarly
Debate," Journal of Church and State Vol. 20, No. 1, (1978), 81-92.
Documents of the Mexican revolution
Mexican Revolution: Conflict in Matamoros
- Robert Runyon's
photographic account of events in Northeastern Mexico from 1913 through
1916. Three hundred fifty unique images in the Runyon Collection
document one chapter of the revolution which Runyon witnessed in
Matamoros, Monterrey, Ciudad Victoria, and the Texas border area and
Postcards of the Mexican Revolution - touches upon how a great deal
of Mexico's history for the decade of 1910-1920 was recorded by
photographs mass produced on postcards.
Mexico after the Revolution - politics
Lázaro Cárdenas del Río (1895-1970) By Donald J. Mabry
Mensaje a los revolucionarios de México
Former president Lázaro Cárdenas scathing denunciation of electoral
fraud, government-run unions, foreign borrowing, the unraveling of land
reform, and treatment of indigenous peoples (1970)
Adolfo López Mateos Andrea Holland writes: Adolfo López Mateos is
considered the first true orator in the presidency of modern Mexico. He
is, perhaps, the most fondly remembered of the presidents in the
post-war era in Mexico.
Changing Models of Mexican Politics: A Review
Donald J. Mabry, A Review Essay,"
Scholar, V:1 (1976), 31-37. Historiography of American writings on Mexican politics
since 1945, noting the extent to which many of the scholars accepted the
government's views. In Historical Text Archive
Manuel Avila Camacho Bio by Lindon Ratliff In Historical Text
Before Democracy: Memories of Mexican Elections
by Kate Doyle
examining elections 1967-72 ad drawing conclusions in general about the
process. Documents included.
artículo en español.
Prelude to Disaster
José López Portillo and the Crash of 1976.
National Security Archive's Mexico Project article with
documentary support. Kate Doyle.
Mexico after the Revolution: Revolts, Coups and Control
6. Relations with
7. Modern Mexico
extensive links to colonial Mexico and 19th century Mexico,
including the wars with the USA, go to the casahistoria
colonial mexico and independence
the casahistoria core latin American sites:
US & Latin America
The Military Regimes of south
Individual Country sites: