9780813324449

Cities of Hope

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813324449

  • ISBN10:

    0813324440

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-04
  • Publisher: Westview Pr

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Summary

This groundbreaking book explores the relationship between the impact of urbanization on the working class in Latin American cities and the variety of responses by that group in the years between 1870 and 1930. Unlike urban geographies or political histories, the chapters of this collaborative volume focus on the people of these cities, especially the working women and men who were faced with the ramifications of the transformations taking place around them.Each contributor provides original research and analysis on a selected city and addresses three core questions. First, what were the circumstances for working women and men in the growing cities in early twentieth-century Latin America? Second, how did this population respond to the problems they faced and act to improve the quality of their lives? And, third, what circumstances and what strategies were most likely to have a lasting impact? The case studies demonstrate how exploring the patterns of working class' response provides the key to understanding the political process of the urban social reform.Filling significant gaps in the literature on Latin American social history, working class history, and the history of urbanization,Cities of Hopeis written in a clear, accessible style, making it an excellent choice for course adoption in classes on urban studies, sociology, or Latin American history as well as a vital reference for scholars.

Author Biography

Ronn Pineo is associate professor of history at Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland. James A. Baer is professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia. Ronn Pineo is associate professor of history at Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland. James A. Baer is professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Foreword xi
Samuel L. Baily
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1(14)
James A. Baer
Ronn Pineo
Political Impulses: Popular Participation in Formal and Informal Politics, Bogota, Colombia
15(15)
David Sowell
Dangerous Streets: Trolleys, Labor Conflict, and the Reorganization of Public Space in Montevideo, Uruguay
30(23)
Anton Rosenthal
Mexico City: Popular Classes and Revolutionary Politics
53(35)
John Lear
Viva La Revolucion Social! Postrevolutionary Tenant Protest and State Housing Reform in Veracruz, Mexico
88(41)
Andrew Grant Wood
Buenos Aires: Housing Reform and the Decline of the Liberal State in Argentina
129(24)
James A. Baer
Civilizing the City of Kings: Hygiene and Housing in Lima, Peru
153(26)
David S. Parker
Public Health Care in Valparaiso, Chile
179(39)
Ronn Pineo
The Sick and the Dead: Epidemic and Contagious Disease in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
218(22)
Sam Adamo
The Cities of Panama: Sixty Years of Development
240(18)
Sharon Phillipps Collazos
Urbanization, the Working Class, and Reform
258(17)
Ronn Pineo
James A. Baer
About the Editors and Contributors 275(2)
Index 277

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