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 Collection: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso
El Atila del sur

El Atila del sur

Date: 1913
Creator: Ribot, Hector
Description: Novel with illustrations consisting of line drawings, photographic reproductions, and cartoons. It provides anecdotal information and interviews as well as a fictionalized account of his life. The work focuses not only on Zapata’s military achievements, but also personal information. Includes text of El Plan de Ayala, Zapata's manifesto on land reform.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
El ataque a Ciudad Juarez y los acontecimientos del 14 al 18 de Junio

El ataque a Ciudad Juarez y los acontecimientos del 14 al 18 de Junio

Date: 1919
Creator: Enciso Durán, Xavier
Description: This piece provides a firsthand account of the attack on Ciudad Juarez by Villistas and related events, including the American incursion. It also provides information regarding the effects of the battle on El Paso, Texas and includes named civilian casualties. The official American response is also noted.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
El conflicto personal de la revolución mexicana

El conflicto personal de la revolución mexicana

Date: 1914?
Creator: Chocano, José Santos, 1875-1934.
Description: Provides an account of the personal conflict felt by the author regarding the Mexican Revolution and the ensuing reign of Venustiano Carranza. The pamphlet calls for an end to caudillos; however, it is sympathetic to Villa. Although written during Chocano’s travels to New Orleans, it was published in El Paso, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
Apuntes sobre el petroleo mexicano

Apuntes sobre el petroleo mexicano

Date: [1913]
Creator: Flores Fonseca, Manuel
Description: This work, presented to the 26th Mexican Federal Congress, focuses on the Mexican oil industry. It details its origins, development, and capital investments. It also notes its production and profitability to the nation. It calls for legislation and nationalization.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
[Camp Scene on the Mexican Border]

[Camp Scene on the Mexican Border]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a U. S. military camp on the U.S. - Mexican border. Two rows of tents are in the forefront; a row of cabins is visible on the right. A variety of miscellaneous items, including wooden boards, fire wood, buckets, barrels and trash cans, are strewn on the ground in between the rows of tents. Soldiers are inside the open-sided tents completing chores.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Guarding the Bodies of U.S. Soldiers Killed at Columbus, New Mexico]

[Guarding the Bodies of U.S. Soldiers Killed at Columbus, New Mexico]

Date: March 1916
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a U.S. soldier guarding the tent where the caskets of fallen soldiers are held in Columbus, New Mexico.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Executed Man]

[Executed Man]

Date: November 19, 1913
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a deceased man. The caption on the postcard indicates that the individual was executed. He appears to have been shot; a pool of blood runs down the sidewalk. Papers are strewn about the body. The feet of onlookers are seen on a doorstep at the top of the postcard.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Military Observation Balloon]

[Military Observation Balloon]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a military observation balloon. A group of soldiers and some children surround the balloon and look on as a few individuals secure the balloon to the ground.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Damaged Building in Juarez, Mexico]

[Damaged Building in Juarez, Mexico]

Date: January 18, 1913
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a destroyed building in Juarez, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Bullet holes cover the exterior of the building. All of the windows have been destroyed, the roof no longer exists, and heavy smoke damage from a fire is evident.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Guarding the Customs House, El Paso, Texas]

[Guarding the Customs House, El Paso, Texas]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a group of soldiers keeping watch at the customs house in El Paso, Texas. The customs house was located on the U.S. side of the International Bridge, the gateway to and from Mexico. The majority of the soldiers are sitting down with only a few standing. Two soldiers have their rifles slung over their shoulders.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
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