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On the border: Chiapas, between empire and republic

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/9780197264973.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the political, economic, and social relations in Chiapas during the colonial era in order to better understand the nature and impact of the modernizing reforms enacted by ... More


The Two Paths of Agrarian System Evolution in the Philippine Rice Bowl

Yujiro Hayami and Masao Kikuchi

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter analyses the emergence of two distinct agrarian systems in major rice-producing provinces in Luzon Island, Philippines. These are the large hacienda system characterized by the ... More


Race and Romance in the Americas: Iphigenia and The Sheltered Life

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter Two, which investigates Ifigenia (Iphigenia, 1924), by Teresa de la Parra, and The Sheltered Life (1932), by Ellen Glasgow, focuses on the role that family histories and notions of ... More


Precursors and Premonitions

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Caudillos and dictators have tended to occupy centre stage of Spanish American history, frequent actors in government, recurring heroes of society. The term ‘caudillo’ hardly entered the political ... More


Phases of Rural Protest in Latin America

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The twentieth century has witnessed the eruption of the rural population of Latin America into the political process: news of land invasions, uprisings, and petitions for agrarian reform in various ... More


Conclusion

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this study, we look beyond the classic perception of coartación as paid manumission or simple self-purchase; that way of looking at it is insufficient—at some point that meaning, that definition, ... More


Mexico: the cinema of Fernando Méndez

Valentina Vitali

in Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099656
eISBN:
9781526109774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the reader with an entirely different formation: Mexico between the late 1950s and early 1960s, where, unlike in Italy at the time, highly speculative capital interests were at ... More


Toward “Waterless and Dry” Ground

Vera S. Candiani

in Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the opening of the Real Academia de San Carlos in 1785 and the Real Seminario de Minería in 1792, it became possible to consult mathematicians and technicians in these institutions about ... More


. The Cotton Boom and Its Primary Beneficiaries

Robert G. Williams

in Export Agriculture and the Crisis in Central America

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841549
eISBN:
9781469616339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841549.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explains how the wealth generated by the cotton boom was divided among growers, landlords, bankers, ginners, exporters, suppliers of inputs, textile manufacturers, and vegetable-oil ... More


Parallel Agrarian Societies: The US South and Mexico, 1870s–1920s

Tore C. Olsson

in Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165202
eISBN:
9781400888054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165202.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter sets the stage for the dialogues and exchanges of the 1930s and 1940s with a comparative analysis of social, political, and economic change in the US southern and Mexican countryside ... More


Population Geography

Patricia Gober and James A. Tyner

in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233923
eISBN:
9780191917707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233923.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Geographic issues loom large as the American population begins the new millennium. Regional fertility differentials are growing, social networks focus new immigrants on a small number of ... More


Manuel J. Cobos, San Cristóbal, and the Hacienda El Progreso

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes the historic Hacienda El Progreso and its evolution into an industrial-scale sugar plantation and extensive cattle ranch, particularly after its founding visionary, Manuel J. ... More


Island Production for Global and Local Consumption

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes archaeological investigations of the historic Hacienda El Progreso. Excavation areas, phytolith sampling columns, and preserved infrastructure from the hacienda’s buildings and ... More


Consumption and Control in the Material Culture of Hacienda El Progreso

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter presents the material culture recovered from Hacienda El Progreso midden contexts within the broader perspective of Latin America’s participation in the global market during the later ... More


Mexican Farm Labor

Philip Martin

in The Prosperity Paradox: Fewer and More Vulnerable Farm Workers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198867845
eISBN:
9780191904530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867845.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Public and Welfare

Mexico, like other Spanish colonies in the Americas, developed a haciendas or latifundia system of farming that required local residents to work for large landowners in exchange for housing and food; ... More


Janos: A Mirror in Time

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The rains have forsaken El Cuervo for nearly a year, and the mountain-ringed plain that used to be a prairie is as naked as a parking lot. Not a blade of grass is in sight, scarcely a bush. A few ... More


Chiles, Coyotes, and Vanilla

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

On the Road to Volador were tree-lined, rocky hills, as well as a fútbol field where a few kids kicked around a ball. A boy on a wobbly-wheeled bicycle navigated the dirt path next to the road, ... More


Subsistence Sustained: Swidden or Milpa Cultivation

Peter Klepeis, Colin Vance, Eric Keys, Pedro Macario Mendoza, and B. L. Turner II

in Integrated Land-Change Science and Tropical Deforestation in the Southern Yucatan: Final Frontiers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199245307
eISBN:
9780191917516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199245307.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

From the modern settlement of the southern Yucatán peninsular region to the present, smallholder farmers have followed a system of cultivation variously labeled swidden, slash-and-burn, or shifting ... More


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