Protecting Foreigners: The Refugee Crisis on the Belize–Yucatán Border, 1847–71

  title={Protecting Foreigners: The Refugee Crisis on the Belize–Yucat{\'a}n Border, 1847–71},
  author={Vanessa Mongey},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={69 - 95}
  • Vanessa Mongey
  • Published 1 February 2021
  • Political Science, History
  • Law and History Review
Abstract Taking mid-nineteenth century Belize as a case study, this article considers the role of migration in forming political, legal, and spatial geographies in a region with weak state institutions and disputed borders. The Caste War—a series of conflicts starting in 1847 in the southeastern Mexican state of Yucatán— resulted in the movement of thousands of people into the neighboring British settlement of Belize. This population movement reshaped the interface between the metropole and the… 



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