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“Una paz detestable”


[GUADALUPE HIDALGO, TREATY OF]. La Paz o el Proximo Carnaval. Durango: Imprenta del gobierno à cargo de Manuel González, 1848. Dated in type February 18, 1848. Broadside in two columns: 32 x 21.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded with fold split in left margin into text (no losses), small, messy contemporary ink correction. Rare. Only one copy on OCLC.

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

Rare Durango imprint containing an anonymously written scathing denunciation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed in type “La Sombra de Victoria,” accusing the Mexican commissioners of being traitors to the country and pacifists. Recites numerous evils that will result from this treaty, especially the loss of vast amounts of Mexican territory (Texas, New Mexico, Alta California, etc.). Blames the loss of the war in part on competing cowardly factions within the government.


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