Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico
Edward Beatty (Author)
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In the late nineteenth century, Mexican citizens quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many goods and services. Rapid technological change supported economic 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 economic 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 technologies resulted in a persistent dependence on international expertise. 6 line drawings, 18 b-w images
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About the Author
Edward 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.
- Contributor: Edward Beatty
- Imprint: University of California Press
- ISBN13: 9780520284906
- Number of Pages: 360
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229x20mm
- Packaged Weight: 499
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Release Date: 2015-06-30
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Edward 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.
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