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dshockeygrl1536

May 23, 2013, 1:06 PM

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Expat history in Mexico

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Hello,

I am a Ph.D. student in Mexican history at the University of Oklahoma. I am writing my dissertation on expat communities in Mexico, particularly in Mexico City, San Miguel, and Monterrey from the 1950s-1970s. Although I want to focus on these three cities, any relative information and other cities are welcome. Is anyone aware of expat societies or social clubs that I can contact that have archives or amateur historians? Since my research focuses on the mid-twentieth century, it might be difficult to find people still living in these areas, but I am casting a wide net trying to find sources, archives, photos, etc. I will be in San Miguel and Mexico City for two weeks in June researching. Please send me an e-mail at courtney.kennedy@ou.edu



GringoCArlos

May 23, 2013, 7:57 PM

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Re: [dshockeygrl1536] Expat history in Mexico

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You could investigate Jewish history in Mexico. There is a very orthodox Jewish area and related organizations in Mexico City. Here's some basic starting information:

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Mexico.html

You could also look at the Mennonites' and Mormons' history/communities in Mexico, although most are in the northern parts of Mexico.


(This post was edited by Rolly on May 23, 2013, 8:07 PM)
 
 
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