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Spark 001: The Border and Chicanx Texts (Contreras)

This guide was developed for Spring 2024

Primary Sources

Mexico's history and culture are forever interconnected with the United States. This page focuses on providing access to our library and archival resources, and other online resources that will help you do research on this important country!

Map of the United States Including Western Territories; 12/1848; (HR29A-B1); General Records, 1791 - 2010; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Record Group 233; National Archives Building, Washington, DC. [Online Version,, April 22, 2024]

More information about this map and the history surrounding the Mexican Cession of lands to the U.S. can be found at:  

Online Resources

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