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Soconusco Cacao Farmers Past and Present: Continuity and Change in an Ancient Way of Life

Janine Gasco

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the cacao farmers of the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico. The Soconusco region is ideally suited for cacao production; in prehistoric times and historic times the region ... More


Agriculture and Monumentality in the Soconusco Region of Chiapas, Mexico

Robert M. Rosenswig

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Using the site of Cuauhtémoc in the Soconusco as a starting point, I examine the earliest monumental architecture in Mesoamerica. In 1600 bce, Cuauhtémoc began an 800-year occupation as a local ... 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


Introduction

Casey Marina Lurtz

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503603899
eISBN:
9781503608474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603899.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Across the late nineteenth century, Latin American rural economies transformed and expanded to meet the demands of urban and industrial markets in the North Atlantic. In examining these ... More


An Uncultivated Eden

Casey Marina Lurtz

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503603899
eISBN:
9781503608474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603899.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Borrowing the language and rhetoric of correspondence between individuals living in the Soconusco and the Mexican Minister of Finance, Matías Romero, this chapter elucidates the hurdles that stood in ... More


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