Front Cover

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I Sweat the Flavor of Tin

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

"I would like to acknowledge the following for their Wnancial support: the University of Missouri-Columbia Research Council; the Department of History, the Tereza Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Graduate College, all at the University of Texas at Austin; the Tinker..."

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Prologue

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pp. 1-6

"June nights in the Bolivian Andes are clear and cold. In the mining town of Uncía, in the department of Potosí, the night of June 4, 1923, was bloody too, for on it Bolivian soldiers turned their rifles and a machine gun on a crowd of striking miners, killing workers and artisans assembled..."

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Chapter1

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pp. 7-37

"Mining in twentieth-century Bolivia produced no greater magnate than Simón I. Patiño. From modest provincial beginnings Patiño became the country's richest man and one of the wealthiest individuals in the world. His initial success depended on the willingness of his earliest workers to..."

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Chapter 2

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pp. 38-60

"Bolivia's artisan and working classes exhibited growing political confidence during the twentieth century's early decades, as the blossoming of May Day celebrations clearly illustrates. In 1915 Oruro's Mutual Aid..."

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Chapter 3

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pp. 61-81

"Bolivia celebrates its independence on August 6. In 1916 Oruro's artisans planned to play an active role in the commemoration. A few days before the holiday, the Mutual Aid Society of Artisans, the May 1 Workers' Philharmonic, the Tunari Cooperative, and the Workers' Union of Bakers..."

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Chapter 4

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pp. 82-109

"On July 12, 1920, Republican Party militants and several military units rose in rebellion against the Liberal Party presidency of José Gutiérrez Guerra. The insurgent Republicans triumphed with little..."

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Chapter 5

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pp. 110-143

"On May 1, 1923, some five thousand workers and artisans from the most important mining towns in northern Potosí gathered on the soccer field of the provincial capital Uncía to organize a march celebrating Labor Day (i.e., May Day). At two in the afternoon, the workers began their..."

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Chapter 6

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pp. 144-165

"On April 7, 1924, Oruro prefect Aniceto Arce wrote the Antofagasta- Bolivia Railway noting that the Railway Federation had complained about an 'overseer in the north workshop' who harassed workers in that section, 'giving the example of the employee Nícanor Terrazas, who was...'

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Chapter 7

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pp. 166-192

"In April 1927 some one hundred and fifty labor representatives gathered in Oruro's municipal theater for the Third Workers' Congress. For the first time a national gathering of the labor movement included twenty delegates..."

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Epilogue

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pp. 193-200

"As the dominant classes struggled to maintain their political monopoly in the 1930s and 1940s, government and industry ratcheted up the pressure on the country's popular classes. The Chaco War stands out as the most brutal of these exactions. Just months after the ouster of President..."

Notes

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pp. 201-228

Bibliography

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pp. 229-234

Back Cover

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p. 235