The civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 the mexican experience michael matthews isbn 9780803243804 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Inthe civilizing machinemichael matthews explores the ideological and cultural milieu that shaped the mexican peoples understanding of technology intrinsically tied to the porfiriato the thirty five year dictatorship of gen porfirio diaz the booming railroad network represented material progress in a country seeking its place in the modern world matthews discloses how the railroads development represented the crowning achievement of the regime and the material incarnation of its . The civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 the mexican experience english edition ebook matthews michael amazonde kindle shop. The railroad would civilize the native masses that had resisted subjugation since the sixteenth century implicitly echoing jackson learss insight on the nineteenth century in united states as a moment when the nation yearned for regeneration through work and physical sacrifice matthews finds that mexicans too employed the language of revival and energy in representing work as a redemptive and almost sacred activity that would bring peace and progress pp 33 47. Andrew offenburger the civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 western historical quarterly volume 46 issue 2 1 may 2015 p
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