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Revolution within the RevolutionCotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923$
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Jeffrey Bortz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758062

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.001.0001

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The Revolution and the Labor Regime, 1910–1923

The Revolution and the Labor Regime, 1910–1923

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(p.187) Chapter 9 The Revolution and the Labor Regime, 1910–1923
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Revolution within the Revolution
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0009

This chapter demonstrates how workers won their revolution through an analysis of the changes in wages, hours, and benefits, and also control over hiring, firing, and discipline. It also analyzes the limits to the workers' victory, rooted in its focus on law and trade unions, both of which required a strong state. A revolution born of a collapsing state ended up by creating a new one, with all its attendant ambiguities.

Keywords:   textile workers, revolution, wages, working hours, benefits, trade unions, labor regime

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