Orozco

The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary

Author: Raymond Caballero

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806159537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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On August 31, 1915, a Texas posse lynched five “horse thieves.” One of them, it turned out, was General Pascual Orozco Jr., military hero of the Mexican Revolution. Was he a desperado or a hero? Orozco’s death proved as controversial as his storied life, a career of mysterious contradictions that Raymond Caballero puzzles out in this book. A long-overdue biography of a significant but little-known and less understood figure of Mexican history, Orozco tells the full story of this revolutionary’s meteoric rise and ignominious descent, including the purposely obscured circumstances of his death at the hands of a lone, murderous lawman. That story—of an unknown muleteer of Northwest Chihuahua who became the revolution’s most important military leader, a national hero and idol, only to turn on his former revolutionary ally Francisco Madero—is one of the most compelling narratives of early-twentieth-century Mexican history. Without Orozco’s leadership, Madero would likely have never deposed dictator Porfirio Díaz. And yet Orozco soon joined Madero’s hated assassin, the new dictator, Victoriano Huerta, and espoused progressive reforms while fighting on behalf of reactionaries. Whereas other historians have struggled to make sense of this contradictory record, Caballero brings to light Orozco’s bizarre appointment of an unknown con man to administer his rebellion, a man whose background and character, once revealed, explain many of Orozco’s previously baffling actions. The book also delves into the peculiar history of Orozco’s homeland, offering new insight into why Northwest Chihuahua, of all places in Mexico, produced the revolution’s military leadership, in particular a champion like Pascual Orozco. From the circumstances of his ascent, to revelations about his treachery, to the true details of his death, Orozco at last emerges, through Caballero’s account, in all his complexity and significance.

Gabriel Orozco

Author: Gabriel Orozco,Yve Alain Bois

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262513012

Category: Art

Page: 204

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A collection of writings on a conceptual and installation artist who has been called"one of the most important artists of the decade."

Mexican Muralists

Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros

Author: Desmond Rochfort

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811819280

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Los tres grandes: Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Now legendary, these men have emerged as the most prominent figures of the famed Mexican mural movement, which lasted from the '20s through the early '70s and was hailed as the most significant achievement in public art of the 20th century. The dramatic story of the movement is told here in a fascinating history of the artists, accompanied by over 100 spectacular color reproductions of the murals. Showcasing popular as well as lesser-known works from around the US and Mexico, this is the first high-quality paperback to do justice to a subject that will captivate every lover of Mexican art and culture, Rivera fan, and art historian, as well as anyone who appreciates a beautiful, intelligent art book.

Learning a New Land

Author: Carola Suárez-Orozco,Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco,Irina Todorova

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044118

Category: Education

Page: 436

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One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Based on an extraordinary interdisciplinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides a compelling account of the lives, dreams, academic journeys, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants.

José Clemente Orozco

An Autobiography

Author: José Clemente Orozco

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292766351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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The artistic eminence of José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949) is such that he has been called “the greatest painter the Americas have produced.” In his Autobiography he also attains literary distinction. He is a writer who recounts the history of his period from a personal point of view and yet scarcely mentions himself. He is an observer who writes about the history of his country and of his country’s art, yet makes his own character implicit in the narrative. The character that emerges is charming. It is that of a man strong but retiring, sharply critical of what he disapproves yet generous in praise of what he admires, decided in his views but modest in his assumptions and given to understatement in describing his own activities, averse to war and political struggle yet eager for conflict of ideas, always dedicated to the welfare of humanity. Through the details of day-by-day living, he presents the panorama of the Mexican Revolution and of events in other parts of the world to which he traveled. His is a personal story of the Revolution, giving his reactions (as those of any common man) to the barbarities of war: “Insolent leaders, inflamed with alcohol, taking whatever they wanted at pistol point. . . . By night in dark streets the sound of gunplay, followed by screams, blasphemies, and vile insults. Breaking windows, sharp blows, cries of pain, and shots again.” Orozco’s ability, as a painter, to see the details and to sense the mood of a place is apparent in his word pictures of the places he visited: “After six in the evening Paris is an immense brothel.” “London was like the seat of a noble family which had been exceedingly rich but had lost its fortune.” “Old, old Montmartre [is] a moldering cadaver . . .” Orozco also makes some penetrating observations on art itself. Although he emphasizes individuality and freedom from tradition in art, he abhors unschooled art, especially such extremes as primitive Impressionism and other groups that lack instruction in the general principles of art, in technique, in theory of color, in perspective. He says ironically of the artistically uneducated: “Blessed are the ignorant and the imbecile, for theirs is the supreme glory of art! Blessed are the idiots and the cretins, for masterpieces of painting shall issue from their hands!” Orozco believes in education, not only for the artists but for their public. Taste in art can come only through understanding of the purpose and the techniques of art—through knowledge. Without training, public taste “mostly likes sugar, honey, and candy. Diabetic art. The greater the amount of sugar, the greater the—commercial—success.”

Gabriel Orozco

Author: Ann Temkin

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707629

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Discusses the work of Gabriel Orozco, reflecting the connection between the art object and the everyday environment, and examines the artist's production by year from 1989-2009.

José Clemente Orozco

Graphic Work

Author: Clemente Orozco V.,José Clemente Orozco

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292702493

Category: Art

Page: 141

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This fully illustrated volume documents Jose Clemente Orozco's finest work as a printmaker in lithography and intaglio.

The Bridge

A Short Story

Author: Daniel Orozco

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800623

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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A young bridge painter is awakened from the hum of daily routine by a face-to-face encounter with a woman in free fall. "The Bridge" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection Orientation, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; a new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination. Orientation introduces a writer at the height of his powers, whose work surely invites us to reassess the landscape of American fiction.

It's Our Nature

Author: Rebeca Orozco

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770492836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 22

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Describes the social behaviors of wild animals.

Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440854041

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world—including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives. • Exposes the tragic fact that human trafficking is likely going on in every city of the United States, often in legitimate industries, and that every American has worn, touched, or consumed goods produced with slave labor • Documents the shocking number of human trafficking forms, including sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth, mail-order brides, forced labor and sex trafficking in massage parlors and nail salons, door-to-door solicitation crews, military sex tourism, child sex tourism, domestic servitude, gang-controlled sex trafficking, slavery in the chocolate and textile industries, and exploitation of undocumented migrants • Features a combination of direct experiences identifying and rescuing victims, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files • Lays out action items for the modern-day abolitionist movement to better prevent human trafficking victimization, as well as to protect survivors and prosecute offenders

Orientation

And Other Stories

Author: Daniel Orozco

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800585

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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A new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions. "Orientation" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection of the same name, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination. Orientation introduces a writer at the height of his powers, whose work surely invites us to reassess the landscape of American fiction.

Mexican Painters

Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

Author: MacKinley Helm

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137082

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social movements, etc. 95 illustrations.

Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater

For Decision Makers and Practicing Engineers

Author: Menahem Libhaber,Álvaro Orozco-Jaramillo

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1780400160

Category: Science

Page: 557

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In many countries, especially developing countries, many people are lacking access to water and sanitation services and this inadequate service is the main cause of diseases in these countries. Application of appropriate wastewater treatment technologies, which are effective, low cost (in investment, operation, and maintenance), simple to operate, proven technologies, is a key component in any strategy aimed at increaseing the coverage of wastewater treatment.

God's Gangs

Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Author: Edward Flores

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479850098

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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Winner, 2014 Distinguished Contribution to Research Award presented by the Latina/o Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles’ eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality—for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty and social integration, gangs offer a close-knit community. Yet, as Edward Orozco Flores argues in God’s Gangs, gang members can be successfully redirected out of gangs through efforts that change the context in which they find themselves, as well as their notions of what it means to be a man. Flores here illuminates how Latino men recover from gang life through involvement in urban, faith-based organizations. Drawing on participant observation and interviews with Homeboy Industries, a Jesuit-founded non-profit that is one of the largest gang intervention programs in the country, and with Victory Outreach, a Pentecostal ministry with over 600 chapters, Flores demonstrates that organizations such as these facilitate recovery from gang life by enabling gang members to reinvent themselves as family men and as members of their community. The book offers a window into the process of redefining masculinity. As Flores convincingly shows, gang members are not trapped in a cycle of poverty and marginality. With the help of urban ministries, such men construct a reformed barrio masculinity to distance themselves from gang life.

Officers Weep

A Short Story

Author: Daniel Orozco

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800607

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter. "Officers Weep" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection Orientation, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination. Orientation introduces a writer at the height of his powers, whose work surely invites us to reassess the landscape of American fiction.

No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed

The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Author: Cynthia E. Orozco

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774133

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Founded by Mexican American men in 1929, the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC) has usually been judged according to Chicano nationalist standards of the late 1960s and 1970s. Drawing on extensive archival research, including the personal papers of Alonso S. Perales and Adela Sloss-Vento, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed presents the history of LULAC in a new light, restoring its early twentieth-century context. Cynthia Orozco also provides evidence that perceptions of LULAC as a petite bourgeoisie, assimilationist, conservative, anti-Mexican, anti-working class organization belie the realities of the group's early activism. Supplemented by oral history, this sweeping study probes LULAC's predecessors, such as the Order Sons of America, blending historiography and cultural studies. Against a backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, World War I, gender discrimination, and racial segregation, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed recasts LULAC at the forefront of civil rights movements in America.

"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con"

Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration

Author: Edward Orozco Flores

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479862460

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An examination of the efforts of faith-based organizations to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated The use of religion to rehabilitate and redeem formerly incarcerated individuals has been a cultural touchstone of the modern era. Yet religious outreach to those with criminal records has typically been associated with an emphasis on private spirituality, with efforts focused on repentance, conversion, and restorative justice. This book sheds light on how faith-based organizations utilize the public arena, mobilizing to expand the social and political rights of former inmates. In “Jesus Saved an Ex-Con,” Edward Orozco Flores profiles Community Renewal Society and LA Voice, two faith-based organizations which have actively waged community organizing campaigns to expand the rights of people with records. He illuminates how these groups help the formerly incarcerated re-enter broader communities through the expansion of citizenship rights and participation in civic engagement. Most work on prisoner reentry has focused on how the behavior of those with records may be changed through interventions, rather than considering how those with records may change the society that receives them. Flores explores how the formerly incarcerated use redemption scripts to participate in civic engagement, to remove the felony conviction question from employment applications and to restrict the use of criminal background checks in housing and employment. He shows that people with records can redeem themselves while also challenging and changing the way society receives them.

Encyclopedia of World Biography: Orozco-Radisson

Author: Suzanne Michele Bourgoin,Paula Kay Byers

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787625528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 552

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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.