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The Resource Railroad radicals in Cold War Mexico : gender, class, and memory, Robert F. Alegre ; foreword by Elena Poniatowska

Railroad radicals in Cold War Mexico : gender, class, and memory, Robert F. Alegre ; foreword by Elena Poniatowska

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Railroad radicals in Cold War Mexico : gender, class, and memory
Title
Railroad radicals in Cold War Mexico
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gender, class, and memory
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Alegre ; foreword by Elena Poniatowska
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Despite the Mexican government's projected image of prosperity and modernity in the years following World War II, workers who felt that Mexico's progress had come at their expense became increasingly discontented. From 1948 to 1958, unelected and often corrupt officials of STFRM, the railroad workers' union, collaborated with the ruling Institutionalized Revolutionary Party (PRI) to freeze wages for the rank and file. In response, members of STFRM staged a series of labor strikes in 1958 and 1959 that inspired a nationwide working-class movement. The Mexican army crushed the last strike on March 26, 1959, and union members discovered that in the context of the Cold War, exercising their constitutional right to organize and strike appeared radical, even subversive. Railroad Radicals in Cold War Mexico examines a pivotal moment in post-World War II Mexican history. This study of railroad labor activism argues that the railway strikes of the 1950s constituted the first and boldest challenge to PRI rule and marked the beginning of mass dissatisfaction with the ruling party. In addition, Robert F. Alegre gives the wives of the railroad workers a narrative place in this history by incorporating issues of gender identity in his analysis"--
  • "An in-depth study of railroad labor activism in the context of Mexico's Cold War experience"--
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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The Mexican experience
Railroad radicals in Cold War Mexico : gender, class, and memory, Robert F. Alegre ; foreword by Elena Poniatowska
Label
Railroad radicals in Cold War Mexico : gender, class, and memory, Robert F. Alegre ; foreword by Elena Poniatowska
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1ddr921
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
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Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803248700
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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