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Author Hernández, Sonia, 1976- author

Title Working women into the borderlands / Sonia Hernández ; with a foreword by Sterling Evans
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Connecting the greater west series
Connecting the greater west series.
Contents Introduction: Norteño history as borderlands history -- Selling the Norteño borderlands: capital, land, and labor -- Peasant women's work in a changing countryside during the Porfiriato -- "We cannot suffer any longer from the patrón's bad treatment": everyday forms of peasant negotiation -- (En)Gendering revolution in the borderlands: revolucionarias, combatants, and supporters in the northeast -- Women's labor and activism in the greater Mexican borderlands, 1910-1930 -- Class, gender, and power in the postrevolutionary borderlands -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Selected mutual-aid societies and related collective organizations in the Mexican Northeast, 1880-1910 -- Appendix 2. Selected organizations in Texas affiliated with the Partido Liberal Mexicano, 1911-1917 -- Appendix 3. Selected estatutos (by-laws) and artículos of the Unión de Obreras "Fraternidad Femenil" (Xicoténcatl, Tamaulipas)
Summary In Working Women into the Borderlands, author Sonia Hernández sheds light on how women's labor was shaped by US capital in the northeast region of Mexico and how women's labor activism simultaneously shaped the nature of foreign investment and relations between Mexicans and Americans. As capital investments fueled the growth of heavy industries in cities and ports such as Monterrey and Tampico, women's work complemented and strengthened their male counterparts' labor in industries which were historically male-dominated. As Hernández reveals, women laborers were expected
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development -- Mexican-American Border Region -- 20th century.
Economic development -- Mexico, North -- 20th century.
Mexican American women labor union members -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 20th century.
Women in the labor movement -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 20th century.
Women in the labor movement -- Mexico, North -- History -- 20th century.
Women labor union members -- Mexico, North -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 130646143X (ebk)
1461958296 (electronic bk.)
1623491398 (e-book)
9781306461436 (ebk)
9781461958291 (electronic bk.)
9781623491390 (e-book)