Ink under the fingernails : printing politics in nineteenth-century Mexico / Corinna Zeltsman
- Zeltsman, Corinna, 1983-
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
- Physical Description:
- viii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Introduction -- The politics of loyalty -- Negotiating freedom -- Responsibility on trial -- Selling scandal : The Mysteries of the Inquisition -- The business of nation building -- Workers of thought -- Criminalizing the printing press -- Conclusion.
- "During the independence era in Mexico, individuals and factions of all stripes embraced the printing press as a key weapon in the broad struggle for political power. Taking readers into the printing shops, government offices, courtrooms, and streets of Mexico City, historian Corinna Zeltsman reconstructs the practical negotiations and discursive contests that surrounded print over a century of political transformation, from the late colonial era to the Mexican Revolution. Centering the diverse communities that worked behind the scenes at urban presses, and examining their social practices and aspirations, Zeltsman explores how printer interactions with state and religious authorities shaped broader debates about press freedom and authorship. Beautifully crafted and ambitious in scope, Ink under the Fingernails sheds new light on Mexico's histories of state formation and political culture, identifying printing shops as unexplored spaces of democratic practice, where the boundaries between manual and intellectual labor blurred"--
- 9780520344334 hardcover
9780520975477 electronic publication
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Endowment Note:
- Shulamith Simon Abrams Memorial Libraries Endowment
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