El Paso and the Mexican Revolution
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The Mexican Revolution took place along the entire length of the border between the United States and Mexico. Most of the intense battles and revolutionary intrigue, however, were concentrated in the border region of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. For 20 years, the U.S. and Mexico border communities dealt with revolution, beginning before the 1909 Taft-Díaz visit and ending with the Escobar Revolution of 1929. In between were battles, assassinations, invasions, and attempts at diplomacy. El Paso was center stage for many of these events. Newspapers and media from all over the country flocked to the border and produced numerous stories, photographs, and colorful renditions of the Mexican Revolution. The facts and myths have been kept alive over the last 100 years, and the revolution remains an important topic of discussion today.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738584652
: Arcadia Publishing
: 11/08/2010
: Texas
: Images of America
: 203 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Patricia Haesly Worthington is currently the curator of the El Paso County Historical Society, which houses a large photographic collection of the Mexican Revolution. Worthington also edits Password, the society's academic journal, and is a graduate of Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Austin. She has published several historical articles and is president of her own historical and natural history research company. The El Paso County Historical Society is the largest local historical society in Texas, and it has extensive holdings about early El Paso.
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