#C5854 Professor’s Name English 305 Tuesday The Definition and Security of the United States and Mexico Borderlands Primary Scholarly Source #1 Gadsden Purchase Treaty: December 30, 1853 Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library The Avalon Project Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/mx1853.asp Summary: The Gadsden Purchase was a vital event in establishing the borderline between Mexico and the United States. President Franklin Pierce signed a treaty in 1854 that provided the border of what now is known as Arizona, as well as half of what is now known as New Mexico. The importance of the border was of lesser consequence in its era in comparison with the importance of the option for the United...The end:
.....s to form new identities that enabled a greater sense of liberty than previously known? Works Cited Mora-Torres, Juan. The Making of the Mexican Border: The State, Capitalism, and Society in Nuevo Len, 1848-1910. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001. Print. Resendez, Andreas. Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 18001850. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Print. Truett, Samuel. Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (The Lamar Series in Western History). New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. Print. Young, Elliott. Catarino Garza's Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border (American Encounters/Global Interactions). London: Duke University Press, 2004. Print.