Sunday, November 3rd – 2pm
A Narrative of the 1912 Orozco Uprising
Jonathan Van Coops
Here are the wrappers. Send me more tamales.
— Esteban Lujan to Porfirio Díaz, January 2, 1911
Esteban Lujan’s EL RONDIN is his account of events leading to the suppression of General Pasqual Orozco, Jr.’s 1912 revolt against the Madera presidency in Chihuahua, Mexico. It is perhaps the earliest written document about this important chapter of the Mexican Revolution, as Madera’s rule proved unsatisfactory to many who had pushed Porfirio Diaz from power two years earlier. Translated into English by Esteban Lujan’s great grandson, the military campaigns against Orozco’s forces by Colonel Toribio Ortega and Colonel Jose de la Cruz Sanchez from the beginning of the uprising in Coyame on February 5, 1912 to Orozco’s defeat at Ojinaga on September 14, 1912. This republication of EL RONDIN also includes the original text, a modern Spanish version, photos, maps and chronology, giving new life to a little known treasure.
Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascual_Orozco
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