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“Abran, pues los ojos de los Estados-Unidos”


Cuatro palabras, sobre el proyecto de conquista. [San Luis Potosí]: Imprenta de M. Escontria, dirigida por E. González. Primera calle de Puerta del campo del Carmen, número 7. Dated in type December 4, 1847. [2] pp. Folio in two columns (32 x 22 cm). Light overall age-toning, but otherwise very fine. Rare. Only three copies on OCLC.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

An essay signed in type Delta that condemns the U.S. invasion as a breach of the American dream and the country’s ideals. The soldiers have not come to give or obtain liberty, but to take land and wealth. Says that even American soldiers regret the war: “Tu me dijiste que iba yo á buscar con las armas la reparacion de un agravio, y me has conducido á una guerra de depredacion y de conquista.” An extraordinary essay that could have been written by a Northern pacifist and holds up the mirror to U.S. motives.


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