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Plan de San Diego; Ricardo Magon and Mexican Revolution 
1915, Issue 6

In 1915, the most important occurrence affecting Mexican Americans was the Mexican Revolution. In the United States, men such as Ricardo Flores Magon supported the struggle with money, pamphlets and even attacks into Mexico. In Texas, violent raids by Mexican bandits were thought to be connected with El Plan de San Diego, a document that called for the recapture of the southwest states by Mexico. In Arizona, Mexican Americans and Mexicans were striking the Clifton-Morenci mines, protesting unequal wage scales and menial labor. Thousands of Mexicans immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s because of the Southwest’s growing economy and the violence in Mexico. Arriving immigrants often went to camps that were set up for them, and eventually traveled to different parts of the Southwest, where they were hired by growers and factories. The labor of these men and women and their descendants would transform the Southwest from a desert into a Garden of Eden.

Topics in this issue:
  • Labor unrest in Arizona
  • The Mexican Revolution
  • Plan de San Diego calls for armed revolt
  • Mexican labor migrates north
  • New Mexico political leaders
  • Gregorio Cortez, with a pistol in his hand
 

La Cronica

 1915
Issue 6