The civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 the mexican experience michael matthews isbn 9780803243804 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. The civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 the mexican experience english edition ebook matthews michael amazonde kindle shop. The civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 the civilizing machine a cultural history of mexican railroads 1876 1910 by matthews michael the mexican experience lincoln university of nebraska press 2013 figures notes bibliography index 321 pp paper 4000 casey lurtz casey lurtz harvard university search for other works by this author on . Inthe civilizing machinemichael matthews explores the ideological and cultural milieu that shaped the mexican peoples understanding of technology intrinsically tied to the porfiriato the thirty five year dictatorship of gen porfirio diaz the booming railroad network represented material progress in a country seeking its place in the modern world matthews discloses how the railroads development represented the crowning achievement of the regime and the material incarnation of its . In this entertaining and engaging study michael matthews provides us with the first cultural history of mexicos railroads while there exists a virtual cottage industry on the economic history of railroads matthews is the first to examine the railroad industry as both a product and a metaphor for mexican modernization becoming a lightning rod for critics of the perils and disastrous consequences of industrialization the railroad nevertheless solidified the rule of porfirio diaz 1876
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