Tag Archives: Mexico

The Illustrious History of the Avocado

24 May

Avocados had an important place in Mesoamerican peoples’ diet, mythology, and culture. It’s possible that they were eaten in Mexico 10,000 years ago. Digest this concise history of the avocado by Erin Blakemore at JSTOR Daily: The Illustrious History of the Avocado | JSTOR Daily

Cinco de Mayo – The Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla

5 May

On 5th May 1862, a hastily assembled group of 2,000 Mexican soldiers managed to secure a crucial victory against a massive French invasion force. The act of defiant resistance, at the tiny town of Puebla de Los Angeles, has since been immortalised in Cinco de Mayo, an annual festival celebrated in Mexico and even more …

Daryl Worthington at NewHistorian: Cinco de Mayo – The Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla

The Centennial of Pancho Villa’s Raid on Columbus, NM: Intersections of History, Historical Memory, and Forgetting

11 Mar

Historian Brandon Morgan reflects on the commemoration of the centennial of Pancho Villa’s raid on the New Mexico town of Columbus: The Centennial of Pancho Villa’s Raid on Columbus, NM: Intersections of History, Historical Memory, and Forgetting

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