Sowing the Seeds of Racial War Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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With people lacking basic infrastructure in West Texas, the isolated region was very much perceived as the Wild West. When Texas declared independence from Mexico in 1936, it set the stage for a clash between Mexican and Anglo cultures. A decade later, Mexico lost half of its territory in the Mexican-American War, sowing the seeds of a racial war as Mexicans became Americans overnight.
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