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Land privatization and agrarian relations in Chiapas during the Porfiriato

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780197264973
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0007

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Land privatization and agrarian relations in Chiapas during the Porfiriato

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This chapter considers the agrarian question in Chiapas during the Porfiriato. First, it examines the geographical and financial restrictions faced by rural producers in the state. Second, it analyses quantitative data regarding demography, rural property, investment, output, and labour. Third, it scrutinizes the impact of land legislation and land privatization on rural social relations and agrarian structure. Finally, it addresses historiographical questions regarding the social impact of Porfirian agrarian policy in Chiapas and its role in the Revolution of 1910–20.

Keywords: rural producers; demography; rural property; investment; labour; output; land legislation; land privatization; social relations; agrarian policy

Chapter.  17116 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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