Biography of a Hacienda: Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico

Biography of a Hacienda: Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico

by Elizabeth Terese Newman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816530731
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 04/17/2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Terese Newman is an assistant professor of history and environmental humanities at Stony Brook University. She received her PhD in anthropology from Yale. Since 2006, Newman has directed a research project at Hacienda San Miguel Acocotla that examines the social and cultural origins of revolution in Puebla, Mexico.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 3

1 One Hundred Years: From Independence to Revolution in Mexico 10

2 "A Place for Lizards and Archaeologists": Historical Archaeology and the Hacienda San Miguel Acocotla 21

3 "Something We Already Know" 33

4 The Legacy of Revolution 56

5 San Miguel Acocotla: The Archaeology of a Central Mexican Hacienda 84

6 Crossmending: The Archaeology of Architecture and Home Life 113

7 What You Eat: Life and Labor in the Calpanería 139

8 Small Finds 169

Conclusion: "Un Platito de Frijoles" 199

Appendix: Cast of Characters 211

Notes 215

Glossary 243

Selected Bibliography 247

Index 251


Archaeology, Anthropology, Latin American studies

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