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The Resource Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s-1980s, Scott Cook

Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s-1980s, Scott Cook

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Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s-1980s
Title
Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s-1980s
Statement of responsibility
Scott Cook
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although brickmaking was one of the pioneering non-agricultural manufacturing industries in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as in other areas of the lower Rio Grande region, this is the first ethnographic study of the industry. The many and important connections between brickmaking in Mexico and Texas lead author Scott Cook to consider many core issues in the interdisciplinary field of border cultural studies, even as he gives a clear picture of the development and decline of the binational industry. Drawing largely on oral testimonies from living informants and from ten years of fieldwork in surviving sites, Cook explores the organization, development, and techniques of the border brick industry, cataloging the range of organizational forms of brick manufacturing from household-based petty commodity units to wage-labor-based petty capitalist units. He also highlights a series of linkages between production, labor markets, and commodity markets. Finally, he focuses on understanding how and why handmade brick production disappeared in Texas just as it took off into explosive growth in Mexico, roughly in the period from the 1950s to the 1980s
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TP826.5.M6
LC item number
C66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rio Grande/Río Bravo
Series volume
no. 1
Label
Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s-1980s, Scott Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-325) and index
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Case Studies of Brickmaking on the Texas Side of the Border: Mexican Brick Culture, the Wetback, and Machinofacture.
  • 4.
  • Contrasting South Texas Histories of Mexican Brick Culture: Los Ebanos, Santa Maria, Hidalgo, and McAllen.
  • 5.
  • Mexican Brick Culture's Last Stand in Texas: The Harry P. Anderson Plants at Olmito and Relampago.
  • 6.
  • The German Connection: Guenther Weiske in Madero
  • 1.
  • The Lower Rio Grande Border and Its Brick Industry in Anthropological Perspective
  • pt. 1.
  • Industrial Beginnings and the Transmission of Mexican Brick Culture.
  • 2.
  • Brick Culture along the Lower Rio Grande Border in Historical Perspective.
  • 3.
  • Four Generations of Maestros Ladrilleros on Both Sides of the Border: The Soto Family
Control code
37884816
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 338 p.
Lccn
97043369
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Mexican brick culture in the building of Texas, 1800s-1980s, Scott Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-325) and index
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Case Studies of Brickmaking on the Texas Side of the Border: Mexican Brick Culture, the Wetback, and Machinofacture.
  • 4.
  • Contrasting South Texas Histories of Mexican Brick Culture: Los Ebanos, Santa Maria, Hidalgo, and McAllen.
  • 5.
  • Mexican Brick Culture's Last Stand in Texas: The Harry P. Anderson Plants at Olmito and Relampago.
  • 6.
  • The German Connection: Guenther Weiske in Madero
  • 1.
  • The Lower Rio Grande Border and Its Brick Industry in Anthropological Perspective
  • pt. 1.
  • Industrial Beginnings and the Transmission of Mexican Brick Culture.
  • 2.
  • Brick Culture along the Lower Rio Grande Border in Historical Perspective.
  • 3.
  • Four Generations of Maestros Ladrilleros on Both Sides of the Border: The Soto Family
Control code
37884816
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 338 p.
Lccn
97043369
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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