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Industry and Revolution Social and Economic Change in the Orizaba Valley, Mexico

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ISBN-10: 0674072723

ISBN-13: 9780674072725

Edition: 2013

Authors: Aurora G�mez-Galvarriato

List price: $39.95
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The Mexican Revolution has long been considered a revolution of peasants. But Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato’s investigation of the mill towns of the Orizaba Valley reveals that industrial workers played a neglected but essential role in shaping the Revolution. By tracing the introduction of mechanized industry into the valley, she connects the social and economic upheaval unleashed by new communication, transportation, and production technologies to the political unrest of the revolutionary decade. Industry and Revolution makes a convincing argument that the Mexican Revolution cannot be understood apart from the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, and thus provides a fresh perspective…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 348
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Aurora G�mez-Galvarriato is Professor of Economic History at CIDE (Centro de Investigaci�n y Docencia Econ�micas) and head of the Archivo General de la Naci�n de M�xico, Mexicorsquo;s national public records office.

Introduction
The Mexican Textile Industry: An Overview
CIVSA: The Nature of the Firm
The Nature of the Labor Force
Labor Organization during the Porfiriato
Textile Workers and the Mexican Revolution
Labor and the First Postrevolutionary Regimes
A Revolution in Work: Real Wages and Working Hours
A Revolution in Daily Life: Community and Living Conditions in the Mill Towns
The Impact of the Mexican Revolution on CIVSA's Performance
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Notes
Archives and Periodicals Consulted
Acknowledgments
Index