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“Juremos verter hasta la última gota de sangre”


Federacion ó muerte la buena opinion del soldado de la patria, a sus compañeros de armas. [San Luis Potosí]: Imprenta de M. Escontria á cargo de E. González, [1847?]. Not dated. Broadside: 32 x 22 cm. Lower right margin with small stain and ink math calculations. Otherwise fine. Rare. Only one copy on OCLC.

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

An impassioned address signed in type “Un Mexicano” that portrays the American army as a marauding horde that will rape women and loot churches. He urges the ultimate sacrifices: “Tomad las armas, defensores, que la sangre mexicana se está derramando á torrentes en defensa de nuestra Santa Religion, de nuestra independencia, de nuestros intereses y de nuestras familias.” Although largely unfounded, the myth of the rapacious, looting American army was widespread. An especially rabid publication.


Sold. Hammer: $100.00; Price Realized: $122.50.

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