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Plate 7: Forced labor in the National Valley, 1890-1900

20th Century
8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (22 x 29 cm)

Alfredo Zalce, Mexican, (1908–2003)
Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexican, b. 1937

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: North America, Mexico
Medium and Support: Linocut
Accession Number: 17-G-5010(6)
See comment for 17-G-5010(1-78).

Trabajos Forzados en el Valle Nacional, 1890-1900. Grabado de Alfredo Zalce.

El Valle Nacional, en Oaxaca, fué uno de los sitios predilectos de Diaz para confinamiento. A esos infernales lugares eran llevados los indígenas que no estaban de acuerdo con el despojo de sus propiedades o los intelectuales que en alguna forma luchaban por la instauración en México el Mexico de la justicia social. Los prisioneros trabajaban de sol a sol, bajo las inclemencias de la Naturaleza y rodeados de Fuertes contingentes de tropas federales.

Forced labor in the National Valley, 1890-1900. Print by Alfredo Zalce.

The National Valley in Oaxaca was one of Diaz’s preferred sites for confinement. The Indians who did not agree with the plundering of their property or the intellectuals who in some way fought for the establishment of social justice in Mexico, were taken to those infernal places. The prisoners worked from sunrise to sunset, under the conditions of nature, and surrounded by strong contingents of federal troops.

- Transcription and translation by Karen Gallego, '18
Current Location: Storage : Works on Paper : Drawers : D15


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