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Railroad Radicals in Cold War Mexico: Gender, Class, and Memory

Railroad Radicals in Cold War Mexico: Gender, Class, and Memory

by Robert F. Alegre, Elena Poniatowska


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ISBN-13: 9780803244849
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Mexican Experience Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert F. Alegre is an assistant professor of history and affiliated faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of New England. His work has been published in the Journal of Women’s History, Labour/Le Travail, and Reviews in History. Elena Poniatowska received a lifetime achievement award from the International Women’s Media Foundation and is the first woman to win Mexico’s National Journalism Prize.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Foreword Elena Poniatowska ix

Acknowledgments xiii

List of Abbreviations xix

Map of Mexico xx

Introduction: The Working Class in Cold War Mexico 1

1 "The Mexican Revolution Was Made on the Rails": Revolutionary Nationalism, Class Formation, and the Early Impact of the Cold War 23

2 "Born into the Railway": Patriarchy, Community, and Underground Activism in the 1950s 65

3 "Who Is Mr. Nobody?": The Rise of Democratic Unionism 102

4 The "War of Position": The Making of a Strike 141

5 Railroaded: The Cold War Idiom in Practice 176

Conclusion: Rethinking Postwar Working-Class History 215

Notes 225

Bibliography 255

Index 267

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