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The politics of Porfirian Chiapas, 1870–1914

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/9780197264973.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the political developments in Chiapas from 1870 to 1914. Until 1891 central state authority remained weak in Chiapas and the state was divided into a number of powerful cacicazgos ... More


Rival Concessionaires

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses issues concerning the emergence of rivalry in land concessions in Mexico. It explains that when the American financiers, railroad men, and politicians entered Mexico they ... More


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


Building the Railroads

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the construction of railroads by Americans in Mexico during the administration of Porfirio Díaz. In 1876, Díaz launched an ambitious program of reform and to encourage foreign ... More


Inventing the US-Mexico Border

C. J. Alvarez

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the establishment of the United States-Mexico border, not just as a cartographic construction, but as a joint production of cooperative policing. As U.S.-Mexico relations ... More


Porfirian Industrial Relations and the Rights of Labor

in The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775519
eISBN:
9780804783484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775519.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Under the administration of Porfirio Díaz, the Mexican government often intervened in labor disputes between 1875 and 1910, invoking their police power to maintain peace during strikes or acting upon ... More


The Extension of Empire: The Tehnantepec National Railway, 1896–1918

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Weetman Pearson's reconstruction and management of the Tehuantepec National Railway in Mexico. It discusses the factors that were instrumental in winning this contract, ... More


Mexico Versus the Seven Kings: The Railroad Consolidation, 1902–1910

Mark Wasserman

in Pesos and Politics: Business, Elites, Foreigners, and Government in Mexico, 1854-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804791540
eISBN:
9780804795210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791540.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This is the history of the consolidation of the Mexican railroad system under government ownership from 1902 to 1911. The Díaz regime undertook these mergers in order to prevent the railroad tycoons ... More


Colonialism’s Thumb

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The golden age of capitalism, when the tree of the Industrial Revolution bore ripe fruit, was no time for the peripheral world to free itself from colonialism's thumb. Known as the Gilded Age in the ... More


Silver, Copper, Gold, and Oil

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the exploration of Mexico's natural resources by the Americans. The nation contained major deposits of essential metals and one of the world's largest petroleum fields. The ... 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


Lost Opportunity

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Modern Mexico, according to sundry scholars of that country, both nationals and foreigners, started with the Porfiriato, a regime that went on for ever and ever, or so it seemed to a multitude of ... More


Fortune-Seeking in Mexico

Andrew Paxman

in Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190455743
eISBN:
9780190651183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455743.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Mexico under the dictator Porfirio Díaz bore some resemblance to the postbellum South, in its social and racial hierarchies, but what drew Jenkins was Mexico’s rapid industrialization. Following ... More


Ubiquitous Financiers

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the role of Americans as ubiquitous financiers in Mexico. Porfirio Díaz was determined to modernize what he believed was a poor and backward country and he viewed the Americans ... More


Introduction: The Nineteenth-Century Heritage

in Emilio Rabasa and the Survival of Porfirian Liberalism: The Man, His Career, and His Ideas, 1856-1930

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758765
eISBN:
9780804786836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758765.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to present (as far as possible) a full biographical portrait of Emilio Rabasa, whose life spanned three critical but distinct ... More


Conclusion: The Survival of Porfirian Liberalism

in Emilio Rabasa and the Survival of Porfirian Liberalism: The Man, His Career, and His Ideas, 1856-1930

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758765
eISBN:
9780804786836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758765.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Emilio Rabasa' final years until his death on 25 April 1930. Although virtually blind, Rabasa published several articles in Excelsior in the year before his death. His final ... More


British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Paul Garner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Between 1889 and 1919, Weetman Pearson became one of the world's most important engineering contractors, a pioneer in the international oil industry, and one of Britain's wealthiest men. At the ... More


Conclusion: Local Liberalisms and National Liberalism in the Latter Nineteenth Century

in Indigenous Citizens: Local Liberalism in Early National Oaxaca and Yucatan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757645
eISBN:
9780804772914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757645.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The experiences of Oaxaca and Yucatán with liberalism suggest that there was no singular Mexican “liberalism” in the early nineteenth century, but rather many unique “liberalisms.” Nevertheless, ... More


The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931

William Suarez-Potts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775519
eISBN:
9780804783484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775519.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Despite Porfirio Díaz's authoritarian rule (1877–1911) and the fifteen years of violent conflict typifying much of Mexican politics after 1917, law and judicial decision-making were important for the ... More


Introduction

in The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775519
eISBN:
9780804783484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775519.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book documents the development of labor law in Mexico from 1875 to 1931. It examines the role of labor law and workers' movements in the organization of the new state and its corresponding ... More


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