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Harvard Historical Studies 182

Industry and Revolution

Social and Economic Change in the Orizaba Valley, Mexico

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$57.00 • £45.95 • €51.50

ISBN 9780674072725

Publication Date: 06/03/2013


362 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 halftones, 2 maps, 15 graphs, 14 tables

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Gómez-Galvarriato’s sophisticated analysis of economic and labor history investigates the intersections of the Industrial Revolution in the textile industry with the revolutionary changes taking place in the Mexican political and social arena in 1910… Through careful research in government and textile company archives, oral history, and local and national newspapers, the author demonstrates that industrial labor won important postrevolutionary gains in how laborers worked and lived.—J.B. Kirkwood, Choice

A new and exciting contribution to our understanding of modern Mexico. Ambitious in scope and compelling in the strength of its analysis and argument, this is a superb economic history of the Mexican textile industry that also addresses the critical issues of politics and workers’ welfare. Industry and Revolution will become a must-read for all historians of Mexico.—Edward Beatty, University of Notre Dame

Industry and Revolution is an important addition to both the literature on the economic history of Mexico and the literature on the economic effects of civil wars and revolutions. It is a powerful demonstration of how careful archival research can be marshaled to answer big social science questions.—Stephen Haber, Stanford University

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