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 Cinco de Mayo and the French Intervention in Mexico
A Select Bibliography of Resources at Palomar College Library


The History of Cinco de Mayo

The Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

What do Mexicans Celebrate on Cinco de Mayo?


The books and video listed below may be found at Palomar College Library; for location and additional information about each title, click the blue hyperlink.  Search our catalog for related books or search the catalogs of other libraries.

DC59.8 .M6 B37
Barker, N.N. (1979). The French experience in Mexico, 1821-1861: A history of constant misunderstanding. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

F1231.5 .B38
Bazant, J. (1977). A concise history of Mexico from Hidalgo to Cárdenas, 1805-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

F1233 .J932
Blancke, W.W. (1971). Juárez of Mexico. New York: Praeger.

GT3933 .C56 1994
Fabian-Baber Communication (Director). (1994). Cinco de Mayo [Videorecording]. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video.

F1233 .M457 1972
Haslip, J. (1972). The crown of Mexico; Maximilian and his Empress Carlota. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

F1233.M45 R5 1992
Ridley, J.G. (1992). Maximilian and Juárez. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

F1233 .R87
Rouverol, J. (1973). Juárez, a son of the people. New York: Crowell-Collier Press.

F1233 .S66
Smith, G. (1973). Maximilian and Carlota; a tale of romance and tragedy. New York: Morrow.

F1233 .U87 1996
Urrutia, M.C., & Orozco, R. (1996). La batalla del 5 de mayo: Ayer y hoy. México, D.F.: Ediciones Tecolote.


The full-text of the following articles may be found by clicking on the blue hyperlink.  Find additional articles in other online databases.  Passwords are required for off campus access to these databases.

Carlson, A.W. (Summer 1998). America's growing observance of Cinco de Mayo. Journal of American Culture, 21(2), 7-17. Retrieved April 9, 2007, from EBSCOHost (Literary Reference Center) database.

Gonzalez, I.C. (May 5, 2005). Selling Cinco de Mayo; Smallish Mexican holiday is big business here. The Washington Post, p. H.01.  Retrieved April 16, 2007, from ProQuest (Newspapers) database.

Sommers, L.K. (October-December 1985). Symbol and style in Cinco de Mayo. The Journal of American Folklore, 98(390), 476-482. Retrieved April 16, 2007, from JSTOR (Language and Literature) database.

Vargas, R. (May 1999). Cinco de Mayo: An opportunity to inspire courage. Hispanic, 13(5), 48.  Retrieved April 16, 2007, from EBSCOHost (Literary Reference Center) database.

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