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The Civilizing Machine : a Cultural History of Mexican Railroads, 1876-1910

Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Series: Mexican experience.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In late nineteenth-century Mexico the Mexican populace was fascinated with the country's booming railroad network. Newspapers and periodicals were filled with art, poetry, literature, and social commentaries exploring the symbolic power of the railroad. As a symbol of economic, political, and industrial modernization, the locomotive served to demarcate a nation's status in the world. However, the dangers of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Matthews
ISBN: 9781461951568 1461951569 1306114241 9781306114240 9780803249431 0803249438
OCLC Number: 862614723
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The discourse of development : the railroad debate of the early Porfiriato --
De viaje : elite views of modernity and the railroad boom --
Festivals of progress : the railroad ceremony --
The price of progress : popular perceptions of the railroad accident --
La loco-matona : the railroad in the popular and opposition press.
Series Title: Mexican experience.
Responsibility: Michael Matthews.

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Explores the ideological and cultural milieu that shaped the Mexican people's understanding of technology. Intrinsically tied to the Porfiriato, the booming railroad network represented material  Read more...

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"The first cultural study of railroads in Mexico. Matthews's study is timely . . . with lively accounts and interesting analysis."-James A. Garza, associate professor of history and ethnic studies, Read more...

 
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