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Jan. Crying Christmas rolls remind of Tita Pedro pops Q and accepts Rosaura on Tita’s cold night.   Feb. Tita’s tears ruin wedding vomit everywhere secret whispers bring hope to Tita Nacha dies of saddness. Mar. Roses become aphrodisiac heated Gertrudis experiences sexual fantasy becomes reality escapes on horse gets disowned. Apr. A spar reignites a…

Essay II (draft due 11/18)

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“Human beings participate in history both as actors and as narrators. The inherent ambivalence of the word ‘history’ in many modern languages, including English, suggests this dual participation. In vernacular use, history means both the facts of the matter and a narrative of this facts, both ‘what happened’ and ‘that which is said to have…

[Resource]: “If you close the border, Eagle Pass will die.” (news)

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‘If you close the border, Eagle Pass will die.’ Residents fear a Trump border closure would be destructive to South Texas towns – Recent article from the Washington Post about the the cross-border connections between Piedras Negras, Mexico and Eagle Pass, TX, especially as President Trump threatens to close down the U.S./Mexico border. Dr. Brown lives in…

[Resource]: Photos from the Mexican Revolution

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In the late 19th century photography became a popular medium and so 20th century wars are well documented. This collection is from the Yale University Library. You can see 300+ images with the link below, but I’ve also highlighted a few images that are especially resonant with the novel Like Water for Chocolate. Some of these…

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