As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend, we’ve collected a long list of free eBooks about Mexico. These books come from the Internet Archive, and include a treasure trove of 18th, 19th and 20th Century writings about Mexico.
See the country through the eyes of explorers, archeologists, travelers, writers and colonizers in these books. History Channel described the holiday:
[It] commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867) … Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.