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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”…

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.

Photograph of multi-generational campesinos using rudimentary tools to manufacture coffee in Veracruz, Mexico

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.

Depicting Cuba’s Independence as its own nation after
being Spain’s first and last colony in the “New World,”
M. Carranza included these images among others in his
Souvenir Habana in 1899, directed towards citizens of the
United States…

Letter from British Ambassador Edward Everett to U.S. Secretary of State John C. Calhoun of a translated French newspaper article criticizing the United States' attempt to annex Texas.

A political map of Mexico surrounded by head shots of Mexican politicians and illustrations of colonial buildings.

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

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

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.
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