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Photograph of children and women of the Garifuna community probably taken in Livingston, Guatemala. The Garifuna are mixed-race descendants of West African, Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak people. They live along the Caribbean Coast of…

A topographical map of Mexico surrounded by images of landscapes and artifacts of pre-European Mexico.

Engraving of Toussaint L'Ouverture being taken from his family to be imprisoned by the French during the Haitian Revolution. Toussaint L'Ouverture is one of the most famous leaders of the revolution and a big supporter of the abolishment of slavery.

A postcard of the 'monster' cranes in the Panama Canal Zone showing the construction of the Panama Canal.

Taken around 1906, this photograph is of a group of indigenous people's honoring their heritage at the Monument to Cuauhtémoc. The Monument is located on the Paseo de la Reforma, the street in Mexico City dedicated to honoring Mexican heroes. The…

Pedro de Ampudia, the Governor of Nuevo Leon, and Santiago Vidaurri, his Secretary, announce that the President of Mexico, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, has allowed Northern Mexican soldiers to carry guns without licenses in “Oriente y Occidente”…

Santa Anna hand writes his memoir expressing that most men share the common sentiment of immortality. Writing about his life from 1821 to 1878, he conveys how, as a young man he wanted his name to be known, but as he grew he wanted his home country,…

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This is the first published image of Haitian General Toussaint L'Ouverture. Due to his strong resolve and military expertise, L'Ouverture was able to lead the late seventeenth century slave revolt of Haiti into a full-fledged revolution for…

Construction of the Panama Canal visible, as well as the coastline and a railroad. A good example of progress and modernity in Panama, at the exclusion of the Panamanian people.

This photograph, taken by Abel Briquet in the State of Mexico around 1887, depicts two rurales in a street scene. The rurales, during this time, were transformed into a professional military force under the modernization program of Porfirio Díaz.
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