Identifying Villa Carlota: German Settlements in Yucatán, México, During the Second Empire (1864-1867)

  • Contrary to what was believed, there were German colonists in Mexico. Between 1865 and 1867, more than 400 German-speaking people of modest origins were brought to Yucatan, Mexico, by Emperor Maximilian. These families migrated as part of the colonization project named "Villa Carlota", and settled in the Maya villages of Santa Elena and Pustunich, in the state of Yucatán. The present study analyzes their migration and settlement process.

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Author:Alma J. Durán-MerkGND
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Advisor:Sabine Doering-Manteuffel
Type:Magister's Thesis
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Granting Institution:Universität Augsburg, Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Date of final exam:2007/12/17
Release Date:2012/11/14
Tag:migration; German colonies; Emperor Maximilian of Mexico; Villa Carlota, Yucatán
GND-Keyword:Yucatán; Migration; Deutsche; Geschichte 1864-1867
Institutes:Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät / Europäische Ethnologie / Volkskunde
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht