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Thumnail image of a painting of a catfish on a Mayan vase

Maya Vase Database: An Archive of Rollout Photographs

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The vases include scenes of palace life, mythology, warfare, and animals.
Meeting of the Emperors at Tilsit

Meeting of the Emperors at Tilsit

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In July 1807, Napoleon and Alexander agreed to cooperate. Napoleon used this strategy to prevent his enemies from forming an alliance against him.

This source is a part of the The Napoleonic Experience teaching module.

Memorable Day at Versailles, 5 October 1789

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This engraving marks success and reconciliation among revolutionaries, as men and women, as well as soldiers and civilians, relax together.

Painting of men on a stoop reading a newspaper with shocked expressions surrounded by

Mexican-American War and the Media

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The contrast between coverage of the war in the United States and in England is particularly striking.

Mexico Cartoon, 1846

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This cartoon was published in New York in June 1846 as a lithograph, a month after the United States declared war on Mexico on May 13, 1846 to begin the Mexican-American War, which resulted in U.S. annexation of Mexico’s northern territory. Lithographs were printed cheaply from original drawings using crayon, limestone, and rolled-on ink. The image is both morbid and satirical, depicting three... Read More »

Portrait of Indigenous Men by Lorenzo Becerril ca. 1890-1900

Mexico: From Empire to Revolution

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By making hundreds of photographs available and placing them in a clear, historical context, the website provides students with a fascinating perspective on several crucial decades in Mexican history.

Misión Basilica San Diego de Alcalá

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Throughout the eighteenth century, the Spanish Crown authorized the establishment of more than twenty churches across the area that comprises the state of California today. These institutions, along with the dozens of other churches already founded throughout the US-Southwest region, aimed to evangelize the native peoples. This complex targeted the nearby Kumeyaay peoples. Founded in 1769, the... Read More »

Misión La Purísima Concepción De María Santísima

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The Purísima Concepción Mission was founded in 1787 as part of a larger network of Spanish colonial churches throughout the region. By this time, ten other missions had been established in modern-day California, in addition to the dozens of others across the territory that today comprises the US-Mexico border. These churches aimed to convert the native communities to Catholicism by teaching... Read More »

Misión Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña

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The Spanish Crown claimed possession of vast territories throughout North, Central, and South America between the late-fifteenth and early and nineteenth centuries. The region that comprises the modern-day US Southwest served as borderlands between indigenous communities, and Spanish, French, and English colonies. It was not heavily populated with Spanish setters, but it did have military... Read More »

Misión Nuestra Señora del Refugio

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The Nuestra Señora del Refugio Mission was a Spanish colonial church complex built in the late-eighteenth century. By this period, Spanish friars had established dozens of similar communities throughout the modern-day US Southwest. At this time, this region functioned as a borderlands between Spain’s possessions and those of France and England. The objective of these missions was to convert... Read More »

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