Alex Saragoza link received his Ph.D. in Latin American history from University of California, San Diego. A specialist on modern Mexico. Saragoza's work delves into the intersections of Latin American history with that of the United States as a consequence of migration.
Excerpts from: Treaties of Conquest: Property Rights, Indian Treaties and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo by Christine A. Klein
Spanish Language Rights in California: Debates over the 1879 Constitution
Digital History > Ethnic Voices > Mexican Amerrican Voices > The Public Land Commission In the landmark case of People v. de la Guerra (1870), the California Supreme Court upheld de la Guerra's right to run for public office and ruled that the admission of California as a state constituted the positive act that conferred citizenship on former Mexican nationals
U.S. History: "President Polk and the Taking of the West" (Online lesson published by the Constitutional Rights Foundation)
Article VI of the US Constitution: Refers to the legal status of treaties.
The Ultimate Resource Guide to Manifest Destiny
"The U.S.-Mexican War: 1846 - 1848" (PBS Series -link repaired)
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; February 2, 1848 As part of the price for peace and a large piece of Mexican land, the Treaty, among other things, purported to protect the rights of Mexican citizens in the territory surrendered to the United States.
Primary Documents in American History: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict by Richard Griswold Del Castillo
(see Chapter 6 US Courts and the Treaty) link to Amazon | Book Review
White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race by Ian F. Haney Lopez
(see Chapter 3 The Prerequisite Cases) link to Amazon
Colossus: The Price of America's Empire by Niall Ferguson link to Amazon
Race and Manifest Destiny: Origins of American Racial Anglo-Saxonism by Reginald
Horsman link to Amazon