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Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376903-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7690-3
Published: 22 October 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478091745-235
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9174-5
Published: 25 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389811-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8981-1
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-044
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In the late nineteenth century, the railroad was imagined by liberal elites as offering a marvelous fix for the country’s ongoing problems of geographical isolation, regional stagnation, and technological backwardness. Paeans to the railway, such as the passage that follows, written...
Series: Constitutional Conflicts
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383055-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8305-5
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
Series: The Frank C. Brown collection of North Carolina folklore ;
Published: 01 January 1970
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382850-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8285-0
Published: 17 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004561-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0456-1
Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-191
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-186
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-190
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-216
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374527-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7452-7
... of Heroes alongside Maxine Hong Kingston’s China Men , two works about Chinese labor on the transcontinental railroad, the chapter explores the interchangeability of Chinese labor, time, and money. Focusing on the range of gender and sexual substitutions represented in these texts, the chapter argues...
Series: Perverse modernities
Published: 27 February 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381020-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8102-0
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By Christopher R. Boyer
Published: 07 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7587-6
... commodification railroads Porfirio Díaz Purépecha (Tarascans) Rarámuri (Tarahumara) ...
Published: 07 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375876-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7587-6
... During the presidential administration of Porfirio Díaz (1876–80; 1884–1911), Mexican forests became fully commodified, that is, converted from “natural landscapes” into commodities that could be bought, transformed into lumber. Railroads and mining financed by United States investors were...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... of railroads, agriculture, public works, and political democratization. From a modest landholding family in the far south, near Tupiza, he eventually came to lead the revolution in the silver-mining industry, which hinged on technological innovation and expertise as well as national and international capital...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-043
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... in which the financing and construction of railroads was being debated. 1 In 1904, Bolivia and Chile signed the Treaty for Peace and Friendship, which obliged Chile to build the railroad between Arica and La Paz. 2 The year before, the Treaty of Petropolis resolved the territorial dispute between Bolivia...
Published: 07 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7587-6
...The Making of Revolutionary Forestry During the presidential administration of Porfirio Díaz (1876–80; 1884–1911), Mexican forests became fully commodified, that is, converted from “natural landscapes” into commodities that could be bought, transformed into lumber. Railroads and mining...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., if not that of Europe itself. Mineral wealth would be the basis for economic development, he believed, yet Aramayo was also concerned with the advance of railroads, agriculture, public works, and political democratization. From a modest landholding family in the far south, near Tupiza, he eventually came to lead...