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American filibuster William Walker proclaims himself president of an independent "Republic of Lower California"

William Walker, detail
11/03/1853
American filibuster William Walker proclaims himself president of an independent "Republic of Lower California," encompassing the two northern Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1998), 522.

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