The Resource Americans in the treasure house : travel to Porfirian Mexico and the cultural politics of empire, Jason Ruiz., (ebook)

Americans in the treasure house : travel to Porfirian Mexico and the cultural politics of empire, Jason Ruiz., (ebook)

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Americans in the treasure house : travel to Porfirian Mexico and the cultural politics of empire
Title
Americans in the treasure house
Title remainder
travel to Porfirian Mexico and the cultural politics of empire
Statement of responsibility
Jason Ruiz.
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines travel to Mexico during the Porfiriato (the long dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz 1876-1911), focusing especially on the role of travelers in shaping ideas of Mexico as a logical place for Americans to extend their economic and cultural influence in the hemisphere. Overland travel between the United States and Mexico became instantly faster, smoother, and cheaper when workers connected the two countries' rail lines in 1884, creating intense curiosity in the United States about Mexico, its people, and its opportunities for business and pleasure. As a result, so many Americans began to travel south of the border during the Porfiriato that observers from both sides of the border began to quip that the visiting hordes of tourists and business speculators constituted a "foreign invasion," a phrase laced with irony given that it appeared at the height of public debate in the United States about the nation's imperial future. These travelers created a rich and varied record of their journeys, constructing Mexico as a nation at the cusp of modernity but requiring foreign intervention to reach its full potential"--
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Ruiz, Jason
Dewey number
917.2/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1392.A5
LC item number
R85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Americans
  • Tourism
  • Investments, American
  • Mexico
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Americans in the treasure house : travel to Porfirian Mexico and the cultural politics of empire, Jason Ruiz., (ebook)
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https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3443705
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Usage -- Introduction: Keep Close to a Kicking Horse -- Desire among the Ruins: Constructing Mexico in American Travel Discourse -- The Greatest and Wisest Despot of Modern Times : Porfirio Diaz, American Travelers, and the Politics of Logical Paternalism -- American Travel Writing and the Problem of Indian Difference --The Most Promising Element in Mexican Society : Idealized Mestizaje and the Eradication of Indian Difference -- Reversals of Fortune: Revolutionary Veracruz and Porfirian Nostalgia -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292753815
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • EBC3443705
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3443705
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3443705
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10803245
  • (OCoLC)867012913
Label
Americans in the treasure house : travel to Porfirian Mexico and the cultural politics of empire, Jason Ruiz., (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3443705
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Usage -- Introduction: Keep Close to a Kicking Horse -- Desire among the Ruins: Constructing Mexico in American Travel Discourse -- The Greatest and Wisest Despot of Modern Times : Porfirio Diaz, American Travelers, and the Politics of Logical Paternalism -- American Travel Writing and the Problem of Indian Difference --The Most Promising Element in Mexican Society : Idealized Mestizaje and the Eradication of Indian Difference -- Reversals of Fortune: Revolutionary Veracruz and Porfirian Nostalgia -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292753815
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC3443705
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3443705
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3443705
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10803245
  • (OCoLC)867012913

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