Diaries and Reports of Witnesses, Travelers, and Diplomats
Foreigners living in Mexico documented the country’s conditions during Díaz’s regime, the fight against Victoriano Huerta, and other significant events of the Mexican Revolution. American and British authors were especially prevalent, since their countries had considerable foreign investments in Mexico. Women writers, particularly diplomats’ and entrepreneurs’ wives, published insightful narratives on the subject. For example, in A Diplomat's Wife in Mexico, Edith O’Shaughnessy described the moment of Madero’s overthrow by a violent revolt. She defended Victoriano Huerta’s administration and condemned President Woodrow Wilson’s interventionist politics, which led to the American bombardment and occupation of Veracruz in April 1914, and eventually caused a break in formal relations between the two countries.