Mexican Perspectives on the Mexican–U.S. War, 1846–1848

Speaker:

  • Will Fowler

Professor Will Fowler is a renowned expert on Mexican history who teaches at the University of St. Andrews. In this video, he presents the Mexican perspective on the Mexican–U.S. War of 1846–1848 and the resulting Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which most Mexicans regard as the most tragic chapter in their history. Professor Fowler also reflects on the consequences of the war for Mexico and how the country remembers the war.

This video is an excerpt from a longer lecture that Professor Fowler gave on the Mexican–U.S. War of 1846–1848 for the Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University, on July 27, 2021. 

A free classroom-friendly discussion guide for this video is available for download below. The video and guide were made possible through the support of U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center funding under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965.