This book brings together new research, analysis, and comparison on the dawn of modern urbanization in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Latin America. It offers a sense of what life was like for the urban residents examining the conditions they confronted and exploring their experiences.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Political Impulses: Popular Participation in Formal and Informal Politics, Bogotá, Colombia -- Dangerous Streets: Trolleys, Labor Conflict, and the Reorganization of Public Space in Montevideo, Uruguay -- Mexico City: Popular Classes and Revolutionary Politics -- Viva La Revolución Social! Postrevolutionary Tenant Protest and State Housing Reform in Veracruz, Mexico -- Buenos Aires: Housing Reform and the Decline of the Liberal State in Argentina -- Civilizing the City of Kings: Hygiene and Housing in Lima, Peru -- Public Health Care in Valparaíso, Chile -- The Sick and the Dead: Epidemic and Contagious Disease in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- The Cities of Panama: Sixty Years of Development -- Urbanization, the Working Class, and Reform