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 Collection: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso
Mexico. El triunfo de la revolucion o el grito de un pueblo.

Mexico. El triunfo de la revolucion o el grito de un pueblo.

Date: 1911
Creator: Illán, Rafael
Description: This work provides a personal account regarding the author’s struggle against the Diaz regime. It includes as an introduction a letter to Francisco I. Madero, whom the author terms the caudillo of the Mexican Revolution. Includes text of resignations of Porfirio Díaz and Francisco Madero.
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The revolution in Mexico.

The revolution in Mexico.

Date: 1911
Creator: Burges, William H. (William Henry), 1867-1946
Description: Printed copy of a speech given by William H. Burges, who was a prominent El Paso lawyer and businessman, in the presence of both Francisco Madero and General Juan Navarro. The speaker urges the audience to support the establishment of Madero’s government in Mexico.
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Informe

Informe

Date: 1912
Creator: González, Abraham, 1864-1913.
Description: This governmental report details the state of the union address by Chihuahuan State Governer Abraham González, who held power from 1910-1913. It enumerates the use of taxes, specifically their use in funding schools and telegraph and telephone lines. It also contains a response by the leader of the state legislature.
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El problema agrario en México : la acción del gobierno y la iniciativa individual

El problema agrario en México : la acción del gobierno y la iniciativa individual

Date: 1912
Creator: Esquivel Obregón, Toribio, 1864-1946.
Description: Esquivel Obregón wrote this pamphlet as a means of critiquing the Diaz regime’s collusion with major landholders. Esquivel Obregón was considered a progressive and modern in his approach to government. He discusses how landholders were always able to co-opt the gains of different revolutions by swinging laws back into their favor after a return to normalcy.
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El problema de la tierra

El problema de la tierra

Date: 1912
Creator: López, Saraim V.
Description: This is a thesis submitted as the professional examination for a law degree at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM). López examines the effects of the Mexican progressive land movement in general, agrarian issues, and problems resulting from the revolution's land concerns, and ends with offered solutions to the “problem of the earth.” He completed the exam on May 4th, 1912.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Estudio sobre la cuestión agraria : proyecto de ley

Estudio sobre la cuestión agraria : proyecto de ley

Date: 1914
Creator: Rouaix, Pastor, 1874-1950. & Novelo, José I.
Description: This government-produced work discusses land reform and tenure in Mexico. Completed on December 15th, 1914, the second part of this pamphlet outlines Rouaix and Novelo’s agrarian recommendations to the “First chief of the Constitutional Army, Charged with the Executive of the Nation,” Venustiano Carranza. Most significant is the call for a return to the ejido system for communal use of lands by villages in an effort to raise national productivity through effective land usage. Includes: Prontuario de las materias que comprende el proyecto de la nueva ley agraria (p. [25]-39).
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Manifiesto del C. Gral Francisco Villa a la nación y documentos que justifican el desconocimiento del C. Venustiano Carranza como primer jefe de la revolución.

Manifiesto del C. Gral Francisco Villa a la nación y documentos que justifican el desconocimiento del C. Venustiano Carranza como primer jefe de la revolución.

Date: 1914
Creator: Villa, Pancho, 1878-1923.
Description: Book with copies of communications between generals in the north of Mexico and the Carranza government.
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