The Famous 41 pp 169-189 | Cite as

The Centenary of the Famous 41

  • Robert McKee Irwin
Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Abstract

In the wee hours of the morning of November 17, 1901, the Mexico City police raided a private party on the fourth block of La Paz Street, arresting all 41 men in attendance, half of whom were dressed as women. The ensuing scandal, played out sensationalistically in Mexico City’s newspapers, followed the 41 from their arrest for having a party without proper permission and for their assault on good customs, to their court-ordered public humiliation as they were made to sweep the streets still in drag, to their ultimate embarkment for Yucatán where they were to assist the Mexican army in its war with Maya insurgents as trench diggers and mess hall staff.

Keywords

Trench Argentina Noma Aires Como 

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