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Deference and Defiance in Monterrey Workers, Paternalism, and Revolution in Mexico, 1890-1950

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ISBN-10: 0521034795

ISBN-13: 9780521034791

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Snodgrass, Alan Knight

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Michael Snodgrass explores how workers and industrialists perceived, responded to and helped determine the outcome of Mexico's revolution over a sixty-year period. His study begins with Monterrey's emergence as one of Latin-America's preeminent industrial cities and home to Mexico's most powerful business group. Snodgrass explores the roots of two distinct and enduring systems of industrial relations that were historical outcomes of the revolution: company paternalism and militant unionism. This book offers an urban and industrial perspective to a history of revolutionary Mexico overshadowed by studies of the countryside.
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Book details

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Porfirian progress in 'Mexico's Chicago'
Revolution comes to Monterrey
Work, gender and paternalism at the Cuauhtémoc brewery
Making steel and forging men at the Fundidora
The democratic principles of our revolution: labor movements and labor law in the 1920s
Every class has its leaders: ASARCO, the Great Depression, and popular protest in Monterrey
Stay with the company or go with the Reds
State your position!: Conservatives, Communists and Cardensimo
The quotas of power: organized labor and the politics of consensus
The persistence of paternalism
The institutionalized revolution
Select bibliography of primary sources
Index