Old Mexico lives on

April 23rd, 2014

I was approached by several people early this year who know about the Borderless project in regard to this article in The Economist. It was interesting to learn that many people in the U.S. where actually surprise to learn why states such as California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas have a high numbers of Mexican-origin population – well, that a is very straight forward answer: Most of this territory use to be part of Mexico. This was a very long chapter in history books in elementary, secondary and high school in Mexico when I was growing up (I bet still is): How Mexico lost around half of its territory in the mid-19th century. The article in the Economist entitled Old Mexico lives on is a very compelling synthesis of this chapter in history and very appealing historical mapping exercise.

 


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