Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire

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"This book examines travel to Mexico during the Porfiriato (the long dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz 1876-1911), focusing especially on the role of travelers in shaping ideas of Mexico as a logical place for Americans to extend their economic and cultural influence in the hemisphere. Overland travel between the United States and Mexico became instantly faster, smoother, and cheaper when workers connected the two countries' rail lines in 1884, creating intense curiosity in the United States about Mexico, its people, and its ...

Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire 2014, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292753839

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Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire 2014, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292753808

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