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Working Women, Entrepreneurs, and the Mexican Revolution: The Coffee Culture of Cordoba, Veracruz (Mexican Experience)

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In the 1890s, Spanish entrepreneurs spearheaded the emergence of Cand#243;rdoba, Veracruz, as Mexicoand#8217;s largest commercial center for coffee preparation and export to the Atlantic community. Seasonal women workers quickly became the major part of the agroindustryand#8217;s labor force. As they grew in numbers and influence in the first half of the twentieth century, these women shaped the workplace culture and contested gender norms through labor union activism and strong leadership. Their fight for workersand#8217; rights was supported by the revolutionary state and negotiated within its industrial-labor institutions until they were replaced by machines in the 1960s.

Heather Fowler-Salaminiand#8217;s Working Women, Entrepreneurs, and the Mexican Revolution analyzes the interrelationships between the regionand#8217;s immigrant entrepreneurs, workforce, labor movement, gender relations, and culture on the one hand, and social revolution, modernization, and the Atlantic community on the other between the 1890s and the 1960s. Using extensive archival research and oral-history interviews, Fowler-Salamini illustrates the ways in which the immigrant and womenand#8217;s work cultures transformed Cand#243;rdobaand#8217;s regional coffee economy and in turn influenced the development of the nationand#8217;s coffee agro-export industry and its labor force.and#160;

About the Author

Heather Fowler-Salamini is a professor emerita of Latin American history at Bradley University. She is the author of Agrarian Radicalism in Veracruz, 1920and#8211;1938 (Nebraska, 1978) and the editor (with Mary Kay Vaughan) of Women of the Mexican Countryside, 1850and#8211;1990: Creating Spaces, Shaping Transition.

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ISBN:
9780803243712
Author:
Fowler-salamini, Heather
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Fowler-Salamini, Heather
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Mexican Experience
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 photographs, 2 maps, 13 tables
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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