Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Rodolfo Rocha
Dr. Paul Henggeler
Dr. Brian McCormack
The 1910 Mexican Revolution is among the bloodiest civil wars of the twentieth century. Throughout Mexico, battles broke out among emerging revolutionary factions. Fighting occurred along Mexico's northern border. Military activity also spilled unto US territory.
Several works have examined the Revolution's effect on American border towns. The impact that the war had on Mexican border towns has been largely overlooked. This thesis will provide a Mexican border perspective of the Mexican Revolution. It traces military activity in Matamoros, Tamaulipas from 1910 to 1915. The study also explores Matamoros' strategic importance to the military factions that fought to achieve control over this border city.
University of Texas-Pan American