Ratas y Ratones o Carranza y los Carrancistas. T. F. Serrano, C. Del Vando.
Ratas y Ratones o Carranza y los Carrancistas

Ratas y Ratones o Carranza y los Carrancistas

El Paso, Tx. 1914. x,120pp., including a photographic portrait of the authors. Small quarto. Original printed wrappers. Spine perishing; small, personal shelf label at foot of spine. Light dampstaining and minor chipping to wraps. Text somewhat browned, but not brittle. Final gathering bound in upside-down. About very good. Item #2699

A fabulously scathing attack on Mexican revolutionary and eventual president, Venustiano Carranza, and his supporters, the "rats and mice," published in El Paso, Texas, in 1914. After Victoriano Huerta overthrew and assassinated Francisco Madero in 1913, Carranza declared himself in rebellion against the new government and established himself as the Primer Jefe of the Constitutionalist Army still in the field. He was not as radical as many of his compatriots, particularly in terms of social and land reform, and was often vilified, as here, for a lack of commitment to full revolution. The present work contains twenty-eight short articles written in the first half of 1914, all vehemently denouncing Carranza's policies, his beliefs, his actions, and his supporters under the overarching accusation of a fraudulent support for the Constitutionalist cause. Sadly for the authors, who had initially been supporters of Madero, Carranza succeeded in ousting Huerta in July of the same year. OCLC locates just a handful of examples of this revolution-era Texas border imprint.

Price: $450.00