The Underdogs a Novel of the Mexican Revolution Setting & Symbolism

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Zacatecas

Zacatecas is the last stronghold of the Federals (the Government army), led by Huerta. Demetrio, through brave recklessness, rallies his troops and takes the town when it appears a defeat is imminent. For his heroics, Demetrio is promoted to General after the siege of Zacatecas.

Cuquio

Cuquio is the region in the sierra where Demetrio is instructed to stop the Carranza army. In cyclical fashion, it is very near the spot where he won one of his first battles against the Federals. Demetrio's second battle at Cuquio ends in the decimation of Demetrio's entire army by machine-gun fire.

Juchipila

Juchipila is Demetrio's home. He fled his farm (and wife and child) to join the rebel cause and returns to his farm shortly before his final battle.

Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes is the town where they are to elect a new Provisional President after the fall of the government. However...

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