(see also Mexico, Mexico: Porfiriato, Mexico: Revolution, Mexico: PRI Regime, Drug Trade & Abuse, War on Drugs, Mexico: Women's History, Mexican American Life & Values, Mexican American Movements & Ciudad Juárez Murders)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Independent Media Center (Mexico).
Axtman, Kris. "A safer way to send illegals back to Mexico," Christian Science Monitor (10/3/03):1,2.
Bacon, David. "Mexico's new braceros," Nation (1/27/97):18-21. How NAFTA promotes child labor & truancy in Mexicali onion fields.
__________. "Tijuana troubles: NAFTA is failing Mexican workers," In These Times (8/21/00):23. -24.
Badger, T.A. "Project to identify bodies at border," San Jose Mercury News (10/1/03): 7A.
Cooper, Marc. "Arizona: the new border war," Nation (7/17/00):20-24.
Cosío Villegas, Daniel. "El norte de Porfirio Díaz," Anuario de Historia (UNAM) 1 (1961):13-57.
Gomez, Arturo Santamaria. "The porous US-Mexico border," Nation (10/25/93):458-462.
González de León, Antonio. "Factores de tensión internacional en la frontera con Estados Unidos," in Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Lecturas de política exterior mexicana (México, 1979), pp. 319-49.
Lydersen, Kari. "The disappeared: in Juarez's maquiladoras, murders of women continue," In These Times (6/9/03):5.
Martinez, Demetria. "LIFE fights to end pollution in Nogales," National Catholic Reporter (12/8/95).
___________. "Tally of dead rises on Mexican border," National Catholic Reporter (6/30/00):19.
Nathan, Debbie. "Death comes to the Maquilas: A border story," Nation (1/13-20/97):18-21.
Nieves, Evelyn. "To work and die in Juarez," Mother Jones (5-6/02):52-55.
Ochoa, Enrique. "Constructing fronteras: teaching the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in the age of Proposition 187 & Free Trade," Radical History Review 70 (win 98):119-30.
Pantin, Laurence. "Criminal neglect: death talks with the maquiladoras," In These Times (12/23/02):4.
Santamaria Gomez, Arturo. "The porous U.S.-Mexico border," Nation (10/25/93):458-462.
Seifert, Michael. "Community guards its goodness in midst of terror," National Catholic Reporter (7/4/03):19.
Simon, Joel. “NAFTA – the view from Tijuana,” Nation (11/30/92):664-667.
Stavans, Ilan. "Trafficking in verse," Nation (1/7-14/02):43-48. Review essay on Narcocorrido, & True Tales form Another Mexico.
Steller, Tim. "A thirst for justice," Mother Jones (7-8/02):19. Activist Robin Hoover, provides migrants with water across the Arizona-Mexico border.
Vanderpool, Tim. "Arizona's underground railroad," Progressive (3/01):26-27.
________. "Border vigilantes," Progressive (4/03).
Wilson, David L. "Do maquiladoras matter," MR 49,5 (10/97):28-34.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Andreas, Peter. Border Games: Policing the US-Mexico Divide (Ithaca: Cornell U., 2000).
Bacon, David. The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the US/Mexico Border (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).
Bowden, Charles. Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, & Family (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002). Life in the border drug trade seen from El Paso.
Byrd, Bobby & Susannah Mississippi Byrd (eds.) The Late Great Mexican Border: Reports from a Disappearing Line (El Paso: Cinco Puntos, 1998).
Cavallaro, James L. US Frontier Injustice: Human Rights Abuses along the US Border with Mexico Persist Amid Climate of Impunity (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1993).
Coyle, Laurie; Gail Hershatter & Emily Hong. Women at Farah: An Unfinished Story (El Paso: REFORMA, 1979).
Davidson, Miriam. Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the US-Mexico Border (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2000).
Dwyer, Augusta. On the Line: Life on the US-Mexican Border (London: Latin American Bureau, 1994).
Ehrlich, Paul R. The Golden Door: International Migration, Mexico, & the US (NY: Ballantine, 1979).
Ganster, Paul & Alan Sweedler. The US-Mexican Border Region: Implications for US Security (Claremont CA, 1988).
García, Mario. Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso, 1880-1920 (New Haven: Yale, 1981).
Hundley, Norris Jr. Dividing the Waters: A Century of Controversy between the US & Mexico (Berkeley: U. of California, 1966).
Kearny, Milo & Anthony Knopp. Border Cuates: A History of US-Mexican Twin Cities (Austin: U. of Texas, 1995).
King, Rosemary A. Border Confluences: Borderland Narratives from the Mexican War to the Present (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2004).
Limón, José E. Dancing with the Devil: Society & Cultural Poetics in Mexican-American South Texas (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1994).
Liss, Sheldon. A Century of Disagreement: The Chamizal Conflict, 1864-1964 (Washington, 1965).
Martínez, Oscar J. (ed.) Fragments of the Mexican Revolution: Personal Accounts from the Border (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1983).
__________ (ed.) US-Mexico Borderlands: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996).
Nathan, Debbie. Women & Other Aliens: Essays from the US-Mexico Border (El Paso: Cinco Puntos, 1991).
Nevins, Joseph. Operation Gatekeeper & the Making of the 'Illegal Alien' Along the US-Mexican Boundary (NY: Routledge, 2001).
Pena, Devon G. The Terror of the Machine:Technology, Work, Gender, & Ecology on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Austin: U. of Texas, 1997).
Quinones, Sam. True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, & the Bronx (Albuquerque, NM: U. of New Mexico, 2002).
Ross, Stanley (ed.) Views Across the Border: The US & Mexico (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1978).
Sadowski-Smith, Claudia (ed.) Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, & Citizenship at US Borders (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Staudt, Kathleen & Irasema Coronado. Fronteras No Más: Toward Social Justice at the US-Mexico Border (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Stout, Joseph A. Border Conflict: Villistas, Carrancistas & the Punitive Expedition, 1915-1920 (Fort Worth, 1999).
Vanderwood, Paul J. Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint (Durham NC: Duke, 2004). Making of a borderlands folk saint in Tijuana.
Urrea, Luis Alberto. Across the Wire: Life & Hard Times on the Mexican Border (NY: Anchor, 1993).Migrant life in Tijuana.
Wald, Elijah. Narcocorrido: A Journey Into the Music of Drugs, Guns and Guerrillas (NY: HarperCollins, 2002)
Ward, Evan R. Border Oasis: Water & the Political Ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975 (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2003).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez" , dir. Robert M. Young, 104m. In video stores.
"Crosses (Cruces)" , dir. Laura I. Arvizu, 18m. From Latin American Video Archives. Border crossing much more dangerous since inauguration of Operation Gatekeeper in 1995.
"Crossing Arizona" , dir. Joseph Mathew & Dan DeVivo, ?m. From Cinema Guild.
"El Mariachi" [199?], dir. Roberto Rodríguez, 81m. In video stores.
"From the Other Side" , dir. Chantal Akerman, 99m. Immigrants & vigilantes at the Arizona border.
“Frontier Life” , dir. Hans Fjellestad, 85m.
"El jardín del Edén (The Garden of Eden)" , dir. María Novaro, 104m.
"Lone Star" , dir. John Sayles, 135m. In video stores.
"Maquila: a Tale of Two Mexicos" , dir. Saul Landau & Sonia Angulo, 55m. From Cinema Guild.
"Natives" , dir. Jesse Lerner & Scott Sterling, 25m. From Filmakers' Library. Studies xenophobia & racism of some patriotic Americans living along CA's border with Mexico.
"Sin dejar huella (Without a Trace)" , dir. María Novaro, 105m.
"Touch of Evil" , dir. Orson Welles, 108m. In video stores.
"Traffic" , dir. Steven Soderbergh, 147m. In video stores.
"The Valley of Tears" , dir. Hart Perry, 82m. From Seventh Art Releasing. Long struggle for farm workers' rights in the lower Rio Grande valley.
"Walking the Line" , dir. Jeremy Levine & Landon Van Soest, ?m. From Filmakers Library.