By Torcuato S. Di Tella
Writer, an Argentine sociologist, specializes in the interval earlier than 1832. much less the following on well known politics and extra on inter-governmental and political squabbling. solid part on social stratification--Handbook of Latin American reviews, v. fifty eight.
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15 One of the main representatives of Puebla industrialists was Esteban de Antuñano, owner of La Constancia Mexicana, a large cotton factory outside Puebla. He was of Veracruz origin, but had concentrated his investments in Puebla and later branched out into other areas, such as Guadalajara. His Constancia factory was somewhat cruelly satirized by Manuel Payno, a liberal writer and politician, friend of Guillermo Prieto and editor with him of El Museo Mexicano, the literary journal where he published some travel notes.
Though they were part of the traditional system of domination, they could easily become agitators of the masses, due to the closeness of their positions in social space. Within the liberal hemisphere, there were less ideological resources of this traditional type, but other new ones could be created. The army, both the regular one and the militia, was in many cases a vehicle for the generation of new loyalties, which very well might take a liberal hue. The same happened with the charismatic caudillos, who represented a mutation of classical paternalistic figures.
The ease with which the Puebla popular classes could be aroused under religious banners was a commonplace of early independent Mexico. Already in 1820 the Troncoso brothers, moderate liberal printers and publishers of La Abeja Poblana, though enthusiastic about the Spanish constitution and the new elections for representatives to the Cortes, lamented that the clericals had won at the polls as a result of abusive practices, which included distributing leaflets with lists of candidates and such other actions as forming juntas and associations.