Albuquerque Special Collection Library
423 Central NE
(On the corner of Central and Edith)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon
The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Richard Griswold del Castillo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and its Effect on New Mexico’s Quest for Statehood
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S. Mexican War in 1848 and transferred New Mexico the United States. From the beginning, the legal issues in the treaty were contested by the Hispano settlers who saw their land grants taken from them by the government and land speculators in addition lynching and violence against Hispanos occurred. The Treaty was specifically mentioned in the New Mexico state constitution and it has remained an important legacy for many Hispanos. This presentation will explore the meaning of the Treaty for statehood and beyond.
Richard Griswold is currently a professor at San Diego State University. He also has written many articles and several books which include: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo – a Legacy of Conflict, Los Angeles Barrio 1850-1890, & Cesar Chavez – a Triumph of Spirit. Richard’s work on the Treaty has been hailed as the definitive work on the subject.
For more information about our programs, check out the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s website at www.nmgs.org.
This program is free and open to the public.