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The Porfiriato: the Economy, the Land and the People. Modern Mexico Lecture Week 9. Lecture. “19 th C Mexico so far....” from Politics to Economics and (rural) Society Economic Reforms and Porfirian growth The Countryside. 19 th C Mexico so far.
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The Porfiriato: the Economy, the Land and the People Modern Mexico Lecture Week 9

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Lecture "19 th C Mexico so far...." from Politics to Economics and (provincial) Society Economic Reforms and Porfirian development The Countryside

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19 th C Mexico so far.... Essentially a political spotlight on fierce battles of country and state-building Struggle amongst Federalism and Centralism injury of American war...yet a concurred outskirt control of US regional extension ascent of Liberal Republic 1850s-60s (at cost of corporate force of Army, Church and Indian Communities) division of Church and State thrashing of Conservatives and Monarchy ascent of Liberal "machines" under Juárez and Díaz funerals, legend factions and recognitions

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19 th C Mexico so far.... Political society, thoughts and religious conviction : Political training through the press, instructions, lithography, photography.... Affiliation, gatherings and convictions: Escoces/Yorkino workmanship, "famous federalism", "well known radicalism", Liberal Catholicism v. Ultramontanism; Utopian Socialism and Communism ("brotes"); Altamirano and "Indigenismo"; work development… Less on financial matters ...a long decrease decay of pioneer center: mines and capital urban areas moderate development, essentially on peripheries monetary backwardness, interminable inner and remote obligation in reverse transport & interchanges Less on society. ...general shape changes minimal: dynamic elites and (specifically) "furnished residents" (National Guard) "stagnant"/"dozing" (or defiant) masses

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Liberal vision in 1830: change in faint future..... In 1830 Lorenzo de Zavala predicted many years of contention in focal and southern Mexico that would remain immovably "in the hold of the military and religious arm as a punishment for their partialities." But in the end: "in the chest of these states a couple of liberal and illuminated people will try endeavors to lift their kindred nationals up to the level of the embraced (US) organizations and will look to give them lessons in freedom and resilience. . . (what's more, . . . the American framework will get a complete however grisly triumph." social change would then take after: "a brilliant and illuminated era . . . would. . . carry the cultivated family into relationship with the indigenous class, up to this point degraded and attacked, and will show them to hold in regard their nobility by raising their considerations to a larger amount."

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"Cautious modernisation": Matías Romero (1837-98) Fist visit to US in 1859: Ocampo-McClane Treaty: "The best method for hindering addition is to open the nation to the United States...with the target of making extension superfluous, and even undesirable" (Romero, 1859) "Preferred to yield markets over region, dollars than domain." (Richard Salvucci, "The Origins and Progress of US-Mexican Trade, 1825-1884: 'Hoc creation, hic work est' ", Hispanic American Historical Review Vo.71, 4, 1991, 607-735.)

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"Protective modernisation": Matías Romero (1837-98) Height of Civil War in February 1862, Matias Romero to Montgomery Blair, US Postmaster General, : "We can praise… business courses of action, in excellence of which the assembling conditions of the North procure in Mexico the business sector they have lost in the South, and from which they have been denied as of not long ago on account of the characteristic desire and doubt with which Mexico has seen the United States. Since our political propensities and interests are indistinguishable, we can make different courses of action… which will bring about the United States getting the majority of the points of interest… (of) adding Mexico to the American Union, yet without agony any of the impairments."

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"Protective modernisation": Matías Romero (1837-98) In 1865 Romero's openness and trust of the Yanquis stretched out even to proposing a delegation of US officers to prepare the Liberal Army ! "We (Mexicans) yearning to have a portion of the best officers from the United States go to Mexico as much that they would serve as a types of core for our armed force with respect to making more helpful the sensitivities of that individuals for our cause."

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"Protective modernisation" . William Schell, Integral untouchables The American Colony in Mexico City 1876-1911 Scholarly, 2001) "Porfirian organizers energized Yanqui speculation as a figured project of 'protective modernisation' intended to make the best of Mexico's geo-political circumstance" -US financial specialists and business people were more serious daring people. Mexicans favored more secure ventures. - -the Porfirian political world class utilized the "driven northern neighbor to increase residential political preferred standpoint"

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US natives dwelling in Mexico City 1886 600 1898 1200 1901 3600 1906 5000 1910 10, 000 (biggest US people group in LA) in a populace of 471,000

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US venture and exchange Mexico Trade amongst Mexico and US ascended from $7 million in 1867 to $117 million in 1911 Investment in Mexico from a "couple of millions" in 1867 to $1 billion in 1911 85% of US speculation was in railroads and mining in 1911

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Liberalization of the economy 1856 Laws of desamortización (towns, pastorate and Indian people group to exchange mutual and corporate landholding ) Lat 1860s and 70s: Matías Romero's changes: expulsion of alcabalas (deals charges), imposing business models and annulment of state (however not national) custom obligations. Intend to open national business sector prepared for the railroads. Colonization and Land Survey Laws of mid 1880s (surveyors got half), evacuation of all limitations on nonnatives owning land Selective decrease of import duties (securing industry) 1880s Mining Code: state surrendered rights to subsoil 1880s, Commercial and Company codes: constrained risk now permitted 1890s, new managing an account Laws: credit accessible for the first to more Mexicans, paper cash and so forth

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Imperialism ? neo-Colonialism ? on the other hand financial incorporation ? - "Poor Mexico, So distant from God, so close to the United States" (P.Díaz) ? Paolo Riguzzi in ¿Reciprocidad imposible ? La política del comercio entre México y Estados Unidos, 1857-1938 (Mexico, 2003) asks whether the asymmetry in influence and riches amongst US and Mexico was reflected in unequal exchange relations ? Finishes up: i) "On the eight events that the two nations met to arrange business treaties..., Mexico could impact, on occasion unequivocally, in characterizing the motivation, the planning and cutoff points of the transaction, and in getting results suited every opportunity to its interests and inclinations" ii) times of more prominent mix with the US concurred correctly with the minutes in which Mexico appreciated more prominent self-sufficiency and force in its collaboration with the US, while snippets of lesser joining matched with more noteworthy shortcoming in transactions (US more adaptable on duties).

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Imperialism ? neo-Colonialism ? then again financial coordination ? Riguzzi infers that Mexico was not "avasallado" to, or overwhelmed by, the claims and inclinations of the US Economic coordination with the US didn't act to decrease sway rather it fortified the arranging limit of the weaker over the stronger...... Emergency is this after 1900 ?....more on this one week from now

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Vertical Political Integration Model (VPI) Stephen Haber, Armando Razo & Noel Maurer, eds., The Politics of Property Rights, Credible Commitments and Economic Growth in Mexico, 1876-1929 (Cambridge, 2003) disregarding the "invasión pacífica", Liberal changes and autonomous exchange approach, Haber et al underline the deciding part of the Mexican state, recommending that "the Porfirian administration was described not by laisser faire and market rules, yet rather by a politicization in light of a broad system of special contracts between the president and chose gatherings of benefit holders" (VPI or amiguismo )

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Vertical Political Integration Model (VPI) VPI model clarifies political strength, monetary development, large amounts of business sector and asset focus (restraining infrastructure), and in addition the Porfiriato's "destruction and progressive cycle" (amigos desert Diaz in 1910-11) Haber et al. infer that VPI "avoids the state" supplanting it with a coalition of the tyrant and gatherings of proprietors

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Sandra Kuntz Ficker "La historiograf í an econ ó mica reciente sobre M é xico decimon ó nico" Mexican Studies 21, , 2005, 461-91. Kuntz questions Haber et al. amazing perspective of amiguismo on confirmation from the Jos é Yves Limantour file (Finance Minister, 1893-1911) : "Limantour day by day discredited supports and benefits even to the most intense individuals" Yet, supports could be found at all levels… … and once the system of amigos was framed, it was self-propagating.

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Railways accomplished Lorenzo de Zavala's 1830 vision of populating the North and galanising the economies and social orders of the Center and South Railways softened more bottlenecks up a bumpy nation… . David Pletcher, Rails, mines, and advance: seven American promoters in Mexico, 1867-1911 . (Cornell, 1958) John Coatsworth, Growth against Development: The Economic Impact of Railroads in Porfrian Mexico Northern Illinois, 1981

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Railways: outcomes - reestablished Mexico City's business centrality - by connecting remote mines to unified smelters guaranteed Mexico's recuperation as world pioneer in mineral creation . Valuable metal and all the more critically, non valuable metals (iron, copper, lead, zinc… ) (US strength: Guggenheim in San Luis Potosi, Greene at Cananea in Sonora) - allowed the advancement of modern posts past Mexico City : material triangle of Puebla, Tlaxcala and Veracruz (focal point of work radicalism after 1900) and the industrialisation of Monterrey Nuevo Leon) : brew, iron and steel, now with a national business sector.