A Social History of Mexico’s Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

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Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted rural and provincial Mexican residents in communities traversed by the rails. In this beautifully written and original book, Teresa Van Hoy connects foreign investment in Mexico, largely in railroad development, with its effects on the people living in the isthmu… More >>

A Social History of Mexico’s Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

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