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Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México

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MENDEZ REYES, Jesús. Germans in the Mexican Northwest: Notes on his commercial activity in early twentieth century. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2013, n.46, pp.55-86. ISSN 0185-2620.

The arrival of migrants of Central and Eastern Europe to Latin America dates back to the sixteenth century. The current Northwest border states harbor foreign communities with time-honored traditions. There are many people from German descent in Sonora and in the Baja California peninsula, who are considered to be of recent incorporation to the country and are unaware of their family origins, which established themselves during the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. The purpose of this work is to recount the presence and permanency of the German community in the history of Northwestern Mexico. The merchants and entrepreneurs that are mentioned in this investigation, or their descendants, represent a vein for future studies in order to rebuild the history of this community and their integration to the border society.

Keywords : German immigrants; Mexican Northwest; merchants; entrepreneurs; Baja California.

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