Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Irving Levinson
Dr. Brent Campney
Dr. Sonia Hernandez
This thesis argues that Mexico historically presented African Americans with options to pursue freedom through outlets of migration (civil) and counter-violence (violent resistance). In addition, the thesis exhibits Mexico’s historical anti-slavery stance which reflects why Mexico was a viable place of relocation and resistance. Furthermore, it argues Mexico and the United States had roles in African Americans’ relation to Mexico and these endeavors of resistance. By using primary sources such as newspapers and government reports, the extent of propaganda methods and use becomes discernible. The objective is to highlight the international assistance Mexico provided towards African Americans, the U.S. role in this undertaking, and the pursuit of equality and freedom for African Americans through an international level.
University of Texas-Pan American
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