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Introduction

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book analyzes production and modernity in pre-revolutionary Mexico, focusing specifically on the relationship between labour, race, and the state in Chiapas during the Porfiriato. The ... More


‘Disguised slavery’: debt peonage in Chiapas, 1876–1914

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the institution of debt peonage in Chiapas during the Porfiriato. The first section examines Porfirian debates regarding the relationship between debt peonage, slavery, and ... More


Introduction

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 summarizes the main theses of the book and provides an overview of the contents of each of its chapters. It argues that the episodes of rapid economic growth (during the Porfiriato and ... More


The Porfiriato and the Beginnings of Modern Economic Growth

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 3 analyzes the Mexican economy's structural transformation and fast expansion during the Porfiriato. It argues that the achievement of political stability—through the establishment of a ... More


The Wages of Development in South Texas and Northern Mexico

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the demographic and economic changes that swept over South Texas and northern Mexico during the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution. Growing landlessness and reliance on wage ... More


From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico

Casey Marina Lurtz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503603899
eISBN:
9781503608474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From the Grounds Up is a study of how peripheral places grappled with globalization at the end of the nineteenth century. Through extensive use of local archives in the Soconusco district of Chiapas, ... More


Conclusion

Paul Ramírez

in Enlightened Immunity: Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604339
eISBN:
9781503605800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604339.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

At the end of the nineteenth century, doctors and scientists in Mexico helped the authoritarian government of Porfirio Díaz project an image of a modern nation to the world. Despite medicine’s ... More


Order, Progress, and the Black Market

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the Baratillo’s relationship with Porfirian Mexico City, when the country’s autocratic president Porfirio Díaz sought to modernize the nation and its capital city in the late ... More


Porfirio Díaz, Positivism, and ‘The Scientists’

Natalia Priego

in Positivism, Science and 'The Scientists' in Porfirian Mexico: The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer in the Historiography of Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382561
eISBN:
9781786945440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382561.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the reader to the socio-ideological environment of the Porfiriato - as the 27 years of Diaz’s uninterrupted dictatorshp (1884-1911 is known - and the years immediately before. ... More


Spencerian evolution: Education, racism, and race in the thinking of ‘The Scientists’

Natalia Priego

in Positivism, Science and 'The Scientists' in Porfirian Mexico: The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer in the Historiography of Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382561
eISBN:
9781786945440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382561.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Using primary sources - both published and archival - this chapter looks at the varied, often contradictory, attitudes of Bulnes and Sierra towards in particular social and racial issues considered ... More


Labor Conflict in the Early Institutional Period, 1917–1923

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the changes in the early institutional period after the passage of the 1917 Constitution. It analyzes the increase in labor violence, the changed trade unions of that period, ... More


Migratory Movements between Mexico and the United States, 1880–1934

Alanís Enciso Fernando Saúl and Russ Davidson

in They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634265
eISBN:
9781469634289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634265.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an overview of the flow of Mexican immigration to the United States between the years of 1880 and 1934. It notes that two main factors were responsible for the influx of Mexican ... More


The Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico

Joshua Lund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656363
eISBN:
9781452946160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656363.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Mestizo State examines how the ideas, images, and public discourse around race, nation, and citizen formation have been transformed in Mexico from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. ... More


Collecting Mexico: Museums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity

Shelley E. Garrigan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670925
eISBN:
9781452947143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670925.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book centers on the ways in which aesthetics and commercialism intersected in officially sanctioned public collections and displays in late nineteenth-century Mexico. The book approaches ... More


The Prostitute and the Cinematic Cabaret: Musicalizing the “Fallen Woman” and Mexico City’s Nightlife

Jacqueline Avila

in Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity During Mexico's Época de Oro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190671303
eISBN:
9780190671341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671303.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 focuses on the diegetic music performed in the prostitute melodrama and the cabaretera subgenre, concentrating on the genre’s associations with sexuality, modernity, and gender. Since the ... More


Altamirano’s Burden

Joshua Lund

in The Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656363
eISBN:
9781452946160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656363.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines how the work of Ignacio Altamirano, specifically his great bandit novel El Zarco, deals with the militarization of space in the formation of the mestizo state. During the ... More


Collecting Numbers: Statistics and the Constructive Force of Deficiency

Shelley E. Garrigan

in Collecting Mexico: Museums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670925
eISBN:
9781452947143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670925.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

One of the less obvious mediums through which the Mexican Porfiriato constructed and disseminated an image of nation during the late nineteenth century was through statistical representation. This ... More


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