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Author Lurtz, Casey Marina, author

Title From the grounds up : building an export economy in southern Mexico / Casey Marina Lurtz
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
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Contents An uncultivated Eden -- Fixing the border -- From bullets to bureaucracy -- The landscape of production -- Scarce labor and unrealized reform -- The circulation of codes and commerce
Summary 'From the Grounds Up' is a study of how peripheral places grappled with globalization at the end of the nineteenth century. Through extensive use of local archives in the Soconusco district of Chiapas, Mexico, the text redefines the body of actors who integrated Latin America's countryside into international markets for agricultural goods. Alongside plantation owners and foreign investors, a dense but little explored web of indigenous and mestizo villagers, migrant workers, and local politicians quickly adopted and adapted to the production of coffee for export
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 25, 2019)
Subject Agricultural industries -- Mexico -- Soconusco (Region) -- History -- 20th century
Coffee industry -- Mexico -- Soconusco (Region) -- History -- 20th century
Agricultural industries.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
Coffee industry.
Economic history.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
Soconusco (Mexico : Region) -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century
Soconusco (Mexico : Region) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Mexico -- Soconusco (Region)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1503608476