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Chimneys in the desert : industrialization in Argentina during the export boom years, 1870-1930

Author: Fernando Rocchi
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Series: Social science history.
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"This book offers new perspectives on the economic history of Argentina before the 1930 Depression. It focuses on the evolution of early industrialization in a country primarily associated with cattle ranching and agriculture, and routinely characterized as an example of a successful export economy. Taking an original approach, the book cross-examines traditional economic issues such as production and finances, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rocchi, Fernando.
Chimneys in the desert.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)663167346
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Rocchi
ISBN: 0804750122 9780804750127
OCLC Number: 61253890
Description: xviii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Industrialization in an agrarian economy --The first factories : the dawn of Argentine industry, 1870s-1890s --
The market as an object of desire : the rise of domestic industrial consumption --
The victory of big business : industrial growth in the first decades of the twentieth century --
Only one Argentina : the creation of a national market for manufactured goods --
Tension and harmony in the industrial family : entrepreneurs and workers in Argentina's factories --
Money and factories : the myths and realities of industrial financing --
The empire of pragmatism : politics and industry in the period 1880-1930.
Series Title: Social science history.
Responsibility: Fernando Rocchi.
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