Bakers and Basques: A Social History of Bread in Mexico by Robert WeisBakers and Basques: A Social History of Bread in Mexico by Robert Weis

Bakers and Basques: A Social History of Bread in Mexico

byRobert Weis

Paperback | September 15, 2012

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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.

Robert Weis is assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado.
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Title:Bakers and Basques: A Social History of Bread in MexicoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826351468

ISBN - 13:9780826351463

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