The 1930 Agrarian Census in Mexico: Agronomists, Middle Politics, and the Negotiation of Data Collection
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On May 15, 1930, nearly a decade after the end of the armed phase of the Mexican Revolution, Mexico’s Department of National Statistics carried out the country’s first agrarian census. While the revolutionary regime had undertaken a population census in 1921, the country’s agricultural realities remained mysteries to Mexico City policymakers long after the inception of an agrarian reform program that lay at the heart of reconstruction in Mexico. This article analyzes the 1930 agrarian census to illuminate the role of data collection and data collectors in the Mexican Revolution.
Ervin, Michael A. "The 1930 Agrarian Census in Mexico: Agronomists, Middle Politics, and the Negotiation of Data Collection." Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 3 (August 2007): 537–570. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-2007-004
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