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Diaz (Porfirio) biographies and other Spanish language pamphlets
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The Porfirio Diaz biographies and Other Spanish Language Pamphlets Collection (1826-1956; undated) contains one box and .21 ft. of material. The majority of the collection contains pamphlets, biographies, and essays primarily published in Mexico along with South American countries. The pamphlets include Proyecto Reglamentario de Politica, Para la Ciudad de Bolivar; El Libro Boletin Bibliografico De La Libreria de la Vda. de Ch. Bouret No. 94, No. 98, No. 100, No. 101, a bibliographical bulletin; Fiestas Oficiales Para La Celebración del Primer Centenario de la Independencia á las que se invita á los Delegados de las Universidades que van a concurrir á la inaguración de la Universidad Nacional, a pamphlet containing the time and descriptions of events in September 1910 to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Mexican independence; a Mexican songbook with songs originating from the Mexican Revolution called El Cancionero Popular; biographies and essays on Porfirio Diaz; an essay written by Alfonso Reyes titled Los Autos Sacramentales en España y América; Bull Ring programs from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; and part of a document containing Porfirio Díaz's signature.
Porfirio Diaz was born on September 15, 1830 in Oaxaca, Mexico to José Faustino Diaz and Petrona Morí. Porfirio Diaz joined the National Guard during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and continued his military career through the War of the Reform and the French Invasion of 1861-1867. Diaz was elected president of Mexico from 1876 to 1880. In 1884, he ran for the presidency again and won the election, remaining president for 26 years until his resignation in 1911. Díaz contributed to modernizing and industrializing Mexico by building an extensive railroad system that would connect Mexico City to Veracruz, increasing the mobility of goods and people within the country. During his presidency, Díaz ruled as an authoritarian, which resulted in his critics being imprisoned or eliminated. Diaz resigned in 1911, was exiled to France, and passed away on July 2, 1915, in Paris.
.21 Linear Feet
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