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- DescriptionIn the late nineteenth century, Mexican citizens quickly adopted new techlogies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many goods and services. Rapid techlogical change supported ecomic growth and also brought cultural change and social dislocation. Drawing on three detailed case studies the sewing machine, a glass bottle blowing factory, and the cyanide process for gold and silver refining, Edward Beatty explores a central paradox of ecomic growth in nineteenth-century Mexico. While Mexicans made significant efforts to integrate new machines and products, difficulties in assimilating the skills required to use emerging techlogies resulted in a persistent dependence on international expertise.
- Author BiographyEdward Beatty is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and the author of Institutions and Investment: The Political Basis of Industrialization in Mexico before 1911.
- Author(s)Edward Beatty
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note6 line drawings, 18 b/w images, 2 tables
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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