Catarino Garza Manuscipt "La Lógica de los Hechos," c.1890
Journalist, organizer, and revolutionary who published Spanish language newspapers in the U.S., founded mutual aid societies, and led an unsuccessful revolt along the Texas Mexican border. Full name, Catarino Erasmo Garza Rodríguez. Born November 25, 1859, near Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico; moved to Brownsville, Texas in 1877. Helped found sociedades mutualistas (social organizations for mutual aid) in several South Texas communities; published Spanish language newspapers in Brownsville, Eagle Pass, and Corpus Christi; led a group of rebels known as Pronunciados in armed struggle in Northern Mexico and South Texas, 1890-1893. Fled to Costa Rica, where he became involved with Colombian revolutionaries; was killed in Boca del Toro, Panama, Colombia, in 1895.
Unpublished manuscript, C. E. Garza, Tomo I, Corpus Christi, ca. 1890. An unfinished account, in journal form, of the author's activities in Texas, Missouri, and Mexico from the year 1877 until May 4, 1888. Describes social and political life along the Texas-Mexico border, criticizes the regime of Porfirio Díaz in Mexico and the prejudice and ill-treatment suffered by Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the U.S. Quotes at length from his newspaper articles and speeches; includes copies of correspondence with Mexican officials and others. Persons associated with Garza during this period or discussed at length in the manuscript include Gabriel Botello, Adolfo Duclós Salinas, Francisco Erresures, José María Garza Galán, Ignacio Mariscal, and León A. Obregón.
Organized into thirteen chapters with a dedication and introduction. Chapter summaries in English.
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Cite as: Catarino Garza Manuscript "La Lógica de los Hechos," Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.
The Catarino Garza Manuscript of "La lógica de los hechos, o sean observaciones sobre las circunstancias de los mexicanos en Texas desde el año 1877 hasta 1889" is also available in microfilm. Contact the Benson Latin American Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for more information.
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