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“No hay hombres”


[MEXICO: POLITICS & GOVERNMENT]. Resultos de la guerra con Norte-America. <Vale cuartilla> [caption title]. [Puebla]: Imprenta de José María Rivera, [after February 22, 1847]. [2] pp. in two columns. Folio (31 x 21.5 cm). Light horizontal crease with small fold split, otherwise fine. Very rare. No copies on OCLC.

First edition. Eberstadt 622.

Signed in type “El sentido común,” this singular production roundly blames the government and its disorganization, dishonesty, and ineffectivness for the present state of affairs. He refers to Santa-Anna’s report on the Battle of Buena Vista in which the general stated that the army had to retreat because it had no food and wonders why the government sends an army to the field without provisions (see Ramón Adame’s February 27, 1847, report herein). He repeatedly decries the excuse “No hay hombres” by addressing the numerous reasons men refuse to fight in this war. Ends by stating that if the government does not shape up, “La hora de Mexico sonó ya.” “The anonymous writer...tells the Mexicans that the hour is fleeting and that...they must cease talking and act against the Americans” (Eberstadt).


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