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Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Edward Beatty


In the late nineteenth century, Mexicans quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many other goods and services across the economy. New technologies underlay rapid economic growth as well as cultural change and social dislocation. This book traces general trends across the Mexican economy and offers new case studies of the canonical technologies of the first industrial revolution (railroads, steam engines, and iron) and of the late nineteenth century (sewing machines, automated glass bottle manufacturing, and cy ... More

Keywords: history of technology, Mexico, North Atlantic, development, innovation, progress, technology transfer, dependence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520284890
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Beatty, author
University of Notre Dame