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Mexican Revolution Broadsides

Identifier: MSS-4326

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two broadsides printed in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution that honor Mexican independence and reiterate the need for land reform that acted as an impetus in the revolution.


  • 1911 - 1915

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Biographical / Historical

The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrowing of President Porfirio Díaz, whose policies and practices were causing widespread dissatisfaction throughout Mexico. A number of groups, led by revolutionaries including Francisco Madero, Pascual Orozco, Pancho Villa, and Emiliano Zapata, participated in a series of armed regional conflicts that lasted until approximately 1920. During this time there were a number of short-lived presidencies as rulers were often overthrown by insurgent forces.

In 1917, the Mexican Constitution was established and is still in use during the twenty-first century, though with a number of revisions. The constitution granted universal male suffrage, broadened the federal government's power, and promoted workers' rights, land reform, and nationalism.


.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

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Guide to Mexican Revolution Broadsides
October 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266