TWO THOUSAND MILES THROUGH THE HEART OF MEXICO.

McCarty, Rev. J. Hendrickson.

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New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1886. 288 pages. A few wood-engravings. Octavo, 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Embossed green decorative cloth; lettering in gilt; light wear; title-page loose. (Item ID: 2425)


First edition. "There are at least three unusual aspects of this book. One, Reverend McCarty advocated revolution to break up large landed estates into small farms at a time when everyone else felt that peace was essential to the advancement of civilization. Two, he exhibited a skepticism of our ability to help Mexico materially as he observed the absence of business for the existing railroads... Three, McCarty credited the mestizo with commendable qualities while other travelers felt he was the possessor of many vices... His comments reveal him to have been a better observer than most, despite the occasional harangues against the influence of the Church." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. # 265.


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