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207 Chapter 1 1. For a discussion of soil, see Gómez-Pompa, Lowland Maya Area, 118. 2. De Kruif, Microbe Hunters, 303. 3. Koch, Essays; Snow, Snow on Cholera; Debré, Louis Pasteur. 4. For more information on the terms batab, hidalgo, pacíficos, indio, cruzob, and bárbaro, see Rugeley, Yucatán’s Maya Peasantry. 5. Scott, Moral Economy. 6. Taussig, “Peasant Economics,” 64. 7. Scott, Moral Economy, 193, ellipsis in original. 8. Rosenberg, Cholera Years. 9. Stephens, Incidents of Travel, 42. 10. Villasenor, El separatismo, 148–49. 11. Bricker, Indian Christ, 90. 12. Ibid. 13. For more on the secessionist movements, see Rugeley, Rebellion Now, 55; Remmers, “Henequén, the Caste War and Economy of Yucatán,” 157–59; Rugeley, “The Maya Elites,” 482–84. 14. Ancona, Historia de Yucatán, 46; Lira, “Justo Sierra,” 24. 15. Díaz Zermeño, Cancerbero del traidor, 35–36. 16. Arrom, Containing the Poor, 208. 17. Brading, First America, 656. 18. Ibid., 648, 653. 19. Morrison, “The Life and Times.” 20. Moseley and Delpar, “Yucatán’s Prelude,” 25. 21. Beezley, Judas, 9. 22. Agostoni, Monuments of Progress. Notes } notes to pages 12–17 208 23. Wells and Joseph, Summer of Discontent, 131. 24. Joseph, Revolution from Without, 66. 25. Snook, “Sustaining Harvests,” 62. 26. Turner, Barbarous Mexico. 27. Creelman, “President Díaz.” 28. Knight, Mexican Revolution, 1:59–62. 29. “Big Vote for Diaz,” New York Times, June 27, 1910. 30. Gonzales, Mexican Revolution, 73–74. 31. Koth, Waking the Dictator, 83–84. 32. “Diaz Flees from Mexico City to Spain: Deposed President Steals Away in the Night on Narrow-Gauge Road,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 1911; “Diaz Resigns; de la Barra In, Rioters Shot: Mexican Capital Wild with Joy When President, Denying Faults, Surrenders Power,” New York Times, May 26, 1911. 33. Carey, Mexican Revolution, 24. 34. McLynn, Villa and Zapata, 162–63. 35. Henderson, In the Absence, 206. 36. Hart, Revolutionary Mexico, 293. 37. Wolf, Peasant Wars, 40–41. 38. Gonzales, Mexican Revolution, 169–70. 39. Huntington, Climactic Factor, 177. 40. An exception to this generalization would be the neighboring Isthmus of Tehuantepec region that contains the busy port of Veracruz and has a reputation as a particularly unhealthy zone. See Knaut, “Disease.” 41. Espinosa Rendon and Carrillo Ancona, eds., El repertorio pintoresco, 11. 42. Joseph, “The United States.” Joseph contends that the “Yucatán has always been more naturally oriented toward the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean islands than toward the remainder of the Mexican Republic” (176). 43. Some works on tropical medicine: Delaporte, The History of Yellow; Curtin, Death by Migration; Cueto, ed., Missionaries of Science; Rosenberg, Cholera Years; Jiménez and Palmer, La voluntad radiante. 44. Mayer, Mexico; Knox, The Boy Travellers. 45. Evans, Bound in Twine. 46. Pomeranz and Topik, The World, 139. 47. El Siglo XIX: Boletín Oficial del Gobierno de Yucatán (Mérida), June 3, 1850, no. 263, 3–4. 48. La Unión Liberal, March 28, 1856, 4–5, Colección de Biblioteca Menéndez. Las Garantías Sociales (Mérida), April 2, 1856, no. 80, 3. Justo Sierra O’Reilly, “Crónica del estado,” Union Liberal (Campeche), March 28. Another way public health officials acquired vaccine was through the donations of philanthropic world travelers. In 1856 Sr. Francisco Clausell sent, from England to a friend in the Yucatán, a box that contained a portion of the precious vaccination fluid in vials and tubes along with some “lino” and lancets. Notification of Sr. Clausell’s good deed was advertised in the periodical La Union Liberal and in Las Garantías Sociales. The article applauds Sr. Clausell’s generosity. The publicizing of Clausell’s gesture in official newspapers set an example for other travelers who also might desire exposure for similar acts of philanthropy. 49. Echeverría V., ¡Nos llevó el tren!, 12. 50. Wells, Yucatán’s Gilded Age; Evans, Bound in Twine. notes to pages 18–20 209 51. Wells and Joseph, Summer of Discontent, 44. 52. Farriss, Maya Society. 53. Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests. 54. Cline, “Civil Congregations”; Cline, Appendix C, “Remarks on a Selected Bibliography”; Redfield, A Village; Redfield, The Little Community. 55. Among some of the most notable contemporary histories of the Caste War period is Rugeley, “The Maya Elites,” 478. For a reexamination of the Caste War, see Rugeley, “Origins of the Caste War.” More traditional accounts of the Caste War are Reed, The Caste War of Yucatán; Navarro, Raza...


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