Six Months In Mexico

Nellie BLY (1864 - 1922)

This is an account of Nellie Bly's travels through Mexico in 1885. The book was originally a series of individual articles that she submitted to the Pittsburgh Dispatch newspaper for publication. In them she described the conditions of the people and the political system she found in Mexico. Her narratives focused mostly on the impoverished and disadvantaged in a country whose government was extremely corrupt.

Bly was perhaps what we now term a feminist, striving for the empowerment and independence of women. She certainly pioneered the field of investigative reporting. Nevertheless, Bly's journalistic objectivity is often tainted by an uninformed, 19th-century, "gringo" world view.

Bly's travels in Mexico ended abruptly after the Dispatch published an article she wrote exposing that government's ill treatment of another journalist who criticized the regime of President Porfirio Diaz. Bly's Mexico articles were later published in book form in 1888. (Summary by James K. White)

Genre(s): Political Science, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology), Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chp. I, Adieu To The United States James K. White
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Play 02 Chp. II, El Paso Del Norte James K. White
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Play 03 Chp. III, Along The Route James K. White
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Play 04 Chp. IV, The City Of Mexico James K. White
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Play 05 Chp. V, In The Streets Of Mexico James K. White
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Play 06 Chp. VI, How Sunday Is Celebrated James K. White
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Play 07 Chp. VII, A Horseback Ride Over Historic Grounds James K. White
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Play 08 Chp. VIII, A Mexican Bull-Fight James K. White
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Play 09 Chp. IX, The Museum And Its Curiosities James K. White
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Play 10 Chp. X, Historic Tombs And Lonely Graves James K. White
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Play 11 Chp. XI, Cupid's Work In Sunnyland James K. White
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Play 12 Chp. XII, Joaquin Miller And Coffin Street James K. White
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Play 13 Chp. XIII, In Mexican Theaters James K. White
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Play 14 Chp. XIV, The Floating Gardens James K. White
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Play 15 Chp. XV, The Castle Of Chapultepec James K. White
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Play 16 Chp. XVI, The Feasts Of The Gamblers James K. White
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Play 17 Chp. XVII, Feast Of Flowers And Lenten Celebrations James K. White
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Play 18 Chp. XVIII, Guadalupe And Its Romantic Legend James K. White
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Play 19 Chp. XIX, A Day's Trip On A Street Car James K. White
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Play 20 Chp. XX, Where Maximilian's American Colony Lived James K. White
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Play 21 Chp. XXI, A Mexican Arcadia James K. White
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Play 22 Chp. XXII, The Wonders Of Puebla James K. White
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Play 23 Chp. XXIII, The Pyramid Of Cholula James K. White
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Play 24 Chp. XXIV, A Few Notes About Mexican Presidents James K. White
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Play 25 Chp. XXV, Mexican Soldiers And The Rurales James K. White
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Play 26 Chp. XXVI, The Press Of Mexico James K. White
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Play 27 Chp. XXVII, The Ghastly Tale Of Don Juan Manuel James K. White
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Play 28 Chp. XXVIII, A Mexican Parlor James K. White
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Play 29 Chp. XXIX, Love And Courtship In Mexico James K. White
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Play 30 Chp. XXX, Scenes Within Mexican Homes James K. White
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Play 31 Chp. XXXI, The Romance Of The Mexican Pulque James K. White
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Play 32 Chp. XXXII, Mexican Manners James K. White
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Play 33 Chp. XXXIII, Noche Triste Tree James K. White
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Play 34 Chp. XXXIV, Little Notes Of Interest James K. White
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Play 35 Chp. XXXV, A Few Recipes For Mexican Dishes James K. White
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Play 36 Chp. XXXVI, Some Mexican Legends James K. White
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Play 37 Chp. XXXVII, Princess Josefa De Yturbide James K. White
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