The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895-1930

The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895-1930

by Kim A. Clark
     
 

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At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together. The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895D1930 examines local, regional, and national perspectives on the building of the railway and… See more details below

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At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together. The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895D1930 examines local, regional, and national perspectives on the building of the railway and analyzes the contradictory processes of national incorporation. The elite landowners of the highlands were concerned with the transportation of their agricultural products to the coast, while the agro-export elite of the coast were more interested in forming a labor market. Because the underlying objectives were contradictory, only a partial consensus was reached on the nature of national development. The Redemptive Work is the first text to deal with these complex issues in Ecuador's history. It is useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history, social history, anthropology, political science, and nation and state formation.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Well-researched, richly documented, and easy to read.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
This is an important addition to scholarly work on the liberal period in Ecuador. Clark has opened new doors into the impact of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway on the political economy of Ecuador. Her research of economic records, court reports, political tracts, municipal documents, and a plethora of other primary material as well as secondary sources is meticulous. . . This book is essential for the Ecuadorinist and should prove of general interest to scholars of the liberal era and railroad development in Latin America.
British Bulletin: Latin America
Professor Clark considers both the political and cultural aspects of this phase of Ecuadorian history, resulting in a text that will be useful for both undergraduate and graduate students of Latin American studies and nation and state formation.
CHOICE
Well-researched, richly documented, and easy to read.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
This is an important addition to scholarly work on the liberal period in Ecuador. Clark has opened new doors into the impact of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway on the political economy of Ecuador. Her research of economic records, court reports, political tracts, municipal documents, and a plethora of other primary material as well as secondary sources is meticulous. . . This book is essential for the Ecuadorinist and should prove of general interest to scholars of the liberal era and railroad development in Latin America.
Journal Of Latin American Studies
There is no other monograph in English which presents such a compact, balanced, and comprehensive view of Ecuador's Liberal era.
British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America
Professor Clark considers both the political and cultural aspects of this phase of Ecuadorian history, resulting in a text that will be useful for both undergraduate and graduate students of Latin American studies and nation and state formation.
British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain
Professor Clark considers both the political and cultural aspects of this phase of Ecuadorian history, resulting in a text that will be useful for both undergraduate and graduate students of Latin American studies and nation and state formation.
Journal of Latin American Studies
There is no other monograph in English which presents such a compact, balanced, and comprehensive view of Ecuador's Liberal era.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585119182
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Latin American Silhouettes
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
File size:
7 MB

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