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BRINGAS NOSTTI, Raúl. Who are the Mexicans? The first Anglo-Saxon descriptions of the inhabitants of a new country, 1821-1846. Let. hist. [online]. 2019, n.21, pp.31-62.  Epub 24-Abr-2020. ISSN 2448-8372.

Between 1821 and 1846, many Anglo-Saxon chroniclers visited newly independent Mexico. Describing the Mexicans was one of their greatest interests. Their texts are an invaluable source of information about the Mexico of that period. Travelers not only served a cultural interest; their descriptions fulfilled a geopolitical function. This article presents an entertaining compilation of the devastating judgment of Anglo-Saxon writers. By doing so, it demonstrates the geopolitical intention of exhibiting the sociocultural, not racial, degradation of the Mexicans. The purpose of the chroniclers was to justify a greater Anglo-Saxon involvement in Mexico for supposed redemption schemes.

Palavras-chave : Mexico; United States; Great Britain; traveler chronicle; Mexicans.

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