Monuments of Progress Book

Monuments of Progress


  • Author : Claudia Agostoni
  • Publisher : UNAM
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0870817345

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In this groundbreaking book, Claudia Agostoni examines modernization in Mexico City during the era of Porfirio Díaz. She outlines the relationship of "enlightened" ideals of orderliness and hygiene to Mexican initiatives in public health. The implementation of new health policies and programs - such as the construction of a drainage system for the Valley of Mexico - were of utmost importance for the symbolic legitimization of Porfirio Díaz's durable regime (1876-1910), which emphasized modernization over individual rights and liberties. Thus, projects involving drastic engineering measures, authoritarian sanitary administration, and urban improvements were paramount in transforming the city into a healthy environment. Providing detailed analyses of the objectives and activities of the Superior Sanitation Council and, in particular, the work of the sanitary inspectors, Monuments of Progress provides a fresh take on the history of medicine and public health, shifting the emphasis away from the history of epidemic disease and the heroes of medicine to public health in a broader social framework. Agostoni's unique study builds on a small but fast-growing body of literature on the history of public health in Latin America, and it will appeal to scholars with an interest in medical history, urban history, and the history of nineteenth-century Mexico. Born in Mexico City, Claudia Agostoni earned her Ph.D. in Latin American cultural studies from King's College London, University of London. She is currently a full-time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and lectures in Latin American colonial history.

Off We Go to Mexico  Book

Off We Go to Mexico


  • Author : Laurie Krebs
  • Publisher : Barefoot Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905236404

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We swim in turquoise water and build castles on the beach. We climb up rocks or watch from docks, To see the gray whales breach.

The Rough Guide to Mexico Book

The Rough Guide to Mexico


  • Author : John Fisher
  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Release Date : 2013-06-03
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 1057
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409332312

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The Rough Guide to Mexico is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating nation: with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Mexican attractions - this completely revised, full colour edition features new, easy to find practical sections, full transport details for every location and new colour maps. Discover Mexico's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from Baja California's beaches and the silver towns of the Bajío, to the jungle-smothered ruins of Oaxaca and Yucatán. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Mexico City, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Mexico also includes detailed itineraries covering the best of the country, as well as things not to miss and regional highlights detailing the most unforgettable experiences. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Mexico. Now available in ePub format.

Mexico s Prehispanic Sculpture Book

Mexico s Prehispanic Sculpture


  • Author : Justino Fernández
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: Indian sculpture
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173018447335

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Mexico s Alternative Political Futures Book

Mexico s Alternative Political Futures


  • Author : Wayne A. Cornelius
  • Publisher : Center for Us-Mexican Studies
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822018931196

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"The product of a three-day research workshop ... held under the auspices of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California-San Diego in March, 1988"--Page xi.

Mexico s Natural Gas Book

Mexico s Natural Gas


  • Author : Fredda Jean Bullard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: Natural gas
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105038398421

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Mexico s Political Stability Book

Mexico s Political Stability


  • Author : Peter H Smith
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Release Date : 1986-09-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X001145482

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Mexico s Dilemma Book

Mexico s Dilemma


  • Author : G. Roberto Newell
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Release Date : 1984-10-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173024130720

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Mexico s National Palace Book

Mexico s National Palace


  • Author : Luis G. Monter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173022899782

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Mexico s Bishops Book

Mexico s Bishops


  • Author : Clarence A. Liederbach
  • Publisher : Robert J. Liederbach Company
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Bishops
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173023165558

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