Zapata's Revenge: Free Trade and the Farm Crisis in Mexico

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Introduction
1.
Phrasing from Marilyn Gates, In Default: Peasants, the Debt Crisis, and the Agricultural Challenge ( Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993), 107.

One
1.
James O'Connor, The Fiscal Crisis of the State ( New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973), 6. Although focusing on the United States, O'Connor's description of the "two basic and often mutually contradictory functions [of government]—accumulation and legitimation" are seen clearly in Mexico.
2.
Encuesta nacional agropecuaria ejidal, 1988 (Aguascalientes, INEGI, 1990)
3.
Steven Sanderson, Agrarian Populism and the Mexican State ( Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981), 211.
4.
Ibid., Chapter 3.
5.
At least 38 million hectares were distributed to hacendados and survey companies during the Porfiriato. Ibid., 38-39.
6.
Ibid. Baja California was the major exception to the generalized condition of landlessness in Mexico in the prerevolutionary period.
7.
Charles Cumberland, Mexico: The Struggle for Modernity ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1968), 204.
8.
Gerardo Otero, "Agrarian Reform in Mexico: Capitalism and the State," in William C. Thiesenhusen , ed., Searching for Agrarian Reform in Latin America ( Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989), 278.
9.
Adolfo Gilly, La revolucidn interrumpida ( Mexico City: Editorial el Caballito, 1974), 21.
10.
Sanderson, Agrarian Populism, 41.
11.
A good source on the history and influence of the Liberal movement is Jesús Reyes Heroles , El liberalismo mexicano ( Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Econ6mica, 1961).
12.
Sanderson, Agrarian Populism, 62; and Frank Tannenbaum, The Mexican Agrarian Revolution ( Washington: Brookings Institution, 1929). There have been various

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  • Zapata's Revenge - Free Trade and the Farm Crisis in Mexico *
  • Contents *
  • Tables *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Introduction Zapata Lives 1
  • One Reform, Revolution, and Counterreform 11
  • Two Populists and Technocrats 35
  • Three the International Context 53
  • Four Nafta Pushes Agricultural Integration Forward 65
  • Five the Export Solution 75
  • Six Feeding Mexico 93
  • Seven the End of Agrarian Reform 117
  • Eight the People of the Land 129
  • Nine a Call to Arms 153
  • Ten on the Edge: Indians, Women, and Migrants 173
  • Eleven Sustaining Agriculture 199
  • Conclusion Lessons and Options 229
  • Notes 255
  • Glossary of Terms and Names 291
  • Appendix I U.S. Agribusiness in Mexico 293
  • Appendix 2: Nafta's Trade Effects on Selected Ag Products *
  • Selected Bibliography 297
  • Index 301
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