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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”…

Letter written by the Spanish American elite to the abdicated king Fernando VII concerning the "ferocious" indigenous people in Zacatecas, Mexico.

This letter was written anonymously by a group of liberals in El Salvador in 1843. During this period political stability was an elusive goal due to the weakness of the central government. This letter helps to understand how Salvadorans felt toward…

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.

This is a decree written by Simón Bolívar to the people of Gran Colombia detailing his decision to dissolve the ongoing constitutional convention and instate a dictatorship.

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 to show…

De Castro writes to the Marqués to inform him of the difficulty in the region concerning the sale of some of his properties.

Colorful trading cards that depict the Cuban War of Independence and the Spanish-American War. Historical actors include Cuban revolutionaries as well as Spanish and American soldiers. The cards chosen are from a set of 36; these particular cards…
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