Bakers and Basques: A Social History of Bread in Mexico
UNM Press, 15 sept 2012 - 232 páginas
Mexico City’s colorful panaderías (bakeries) have long been vital neighborhood institutions. They were also crucial sites where labor, subsistence, and politics collided. From the 1880s well into the twentieth century, Basque immigrants dominated the bread trade, to the detriment of small Mexican bakers. By taking us inside the panadería, into the heart of bread strikes, and through government halls, Robert Weis reveals why authorities and organized workers supported the so-called Spanish monopoly in ways that countered the promises of law and ideology. He tells the gritty story of how class struggle and the politics of food shaped the state and the market. More than a book about bread, Bakers and Basques places food and labor at the center of the upheavals in Mexican history from independence to the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution.
A system that offends the hands of brothers Small Bakers and the Free Market in Independent Mexico
An uncle in America Chain Migration and the Spanish Monopoly
Dough Kneaded with Blood
We have no bread Hunger Opportunity and War
The Bakers Revolution