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Finding Refuge in El Paso: The 1912 Mormon Exodus from Mexico

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Cedar Fort
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Craig
Dec 08, 2013 Craig rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This book contains a good brief history of the events incident to the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 which resulted in the exodus of the Mormon colonists from northern Mexico in July, 1912. The conflict between the Federalists (under Diaz, then Madero) and the Revolutionaries gave rise to lawlessness among many of the Mexican people in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Lawlessness results when the rule of law breaks down - anarchy follows. The Mormons did not side with either the ...more
Brigitte
Aug 05, 2013 Brigitte rated it really liked it
My main reason for reading this is because of my grandfather who was born in one of these colonies. He's the little boy in the hat on the front of this book and I've thought about his mother (she's wearing the plaid shirt) and wondered how she dealt with that incredibly difficult time. A quote that stood out to me: "Mormons came to Mexico in large measure because they didn't fit the mainstream idea of what it was to be an American in the United States at that time. Somewhat ironically, almost 30 ...more
Christopher
Feb 09, 2013 Christopher rated it liked it
interesting and little-known history. best part by far was the original source material
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