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The Resource Government, B. Traven

Government, B. Traven

Label
Government
Title
Government
Statement of responsibility
B. Traven
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Depicting the political corruption that infected even the smallest villages in Mexico, the novel tells the story of Don Gabriel, a minor government functionary who has a virtual license to steal from the Indian village where he is secretary--except that the Indians have nothing to steal. By chance he finds an opportunity in the labor agent business, shanghai-ing luckless Indians into debt slavery so that he can ship them off to work in the great mahogany plantations owned by foreign capital. The novel reaches its climax in a clash of cultures between the simple dignity of the illiterate Indians and the cynicism and corruption of the politicians and petty bureaucrats."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059592
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traven, B
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jungle novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Politics and government
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
Government, B. Traven
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Elephant paperbacks, EL23."
  • Originally published: New York : Hill and Wang, 1971
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
288817
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Elephant paperback edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781566630382
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
93022613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781566630382
  • (OCoLC)28148311
Label
Government, B. Traven
Publication
Note
  • "Elephant paperbacks, EL23."
  • Originally published: New York : Hill and Wang, 1971
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
288817
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Elephant paperback edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781566630382
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
93022613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781566630382
  • (OCoLC)28148311

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