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From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico

Casey Marina Lurtz


From the Grounds Up is a study of how peripheral places grappled with globalization at the end of the nineteenth century. Through extensive use of local archives in the Soconusco district of Chiapas, Mexico, the book redefines the body of actors who integrated Latin America’s countryside into international markets for agricultural goods. Alongside plantation owners and foreign investors, a dense but little explored web of indigenous and mestizo villagers, migrant workers, and local politicians quickly adopted and adapted to the production of coffee for export. Following their efforts to overco ... More

Keywords: Mexico, development, Porfiriato, export agriculture, coffee, globalization, Chiapas, Soconusco, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781503603899
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503603899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Casey Marina Lurtz, author
Johns Hopkins University