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Technology and the search for progress in modern Mexico

Author: Edward Beatty
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late 19th century, Mexicans quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many other goods and services across the economy. New technologies underlay rapid economic growth as well as cultural change and social dislocation. This book traces general trends across the Mexican economy and offers new case studies of the canonical  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Beatty
ISBN: 9780520960558 0520960556 9781336029750 1336029757
OCLC Number: 1105415817
Description: 1 online resource (x, 342 p. :) il.
Contents: Introduction --
Technology and the emergence of atraso, 1820-1870 --
Technology and the imperative of progreso, 1870-1910 --
Sewing machines --
Beer and glass bottles --
Cyanide and silver --
Obstacles to adoption --
Constraints to learning --
Conclusions --
Appendix one : patent data --
Appendix two : technology import data.
Responsibility: Edward Beatty.

Abstract:

In the late 19th century, Mexicans quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many other goods and services across the economy. New technologies underlay rapid economic growth as well as cultural change and social dislocation. This book traces general trends across the Mexican economy and offers new case studies of the canonical technologies of the first industrial revolution and of the late nineteenth century.

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