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Plate 44: Intentos de la dictadura de Victoriano Huerta por liquidar el Zapatismo (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 44: Intentos de la dictadura de Victoriano Huerta por liquidar el Zapatismo (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 44: Attempts by the Victoriano Huerta Dictatorship to Eliminate the Zapatista Movement (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Alberto Beltrán (Mexican, 1923 - 2002)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: printed 1947
Medium: linocut
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
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Object number: 2015.29.78
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: La lucha contra el Zapatismo adquirió caracteres de salvajismo en los días de la usurpación huertista. El general federal Juvencio Robles se dedicó a saquear y a incendiar los pueblos del Estado de Morelos. A pesar de estas crueldades, los soldados de Zapata jamás renunciaron a la lucha. Se mantuvieron en pie de guerra, sin traicionar nunca los grandes principios contenidos en el Plan de Ayala, firmado en noviembre de 1911. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: During Huerta´s takeover the fight against the Zapatista movement became brutal and vicious. The Federal General Juvencio Robles plundered, looted, and set entire towns afire in the state of Morelos. In spite of these brutalities, the Zapatistas (Emiliano Zapata’s supporters) never gave up. They continued in the armed struggle without ever betraying the great principles contained in the Plan de Ayala (Plan of Ayala) which was signed in November of 1911. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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