El Boleo: Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, 1885-1954: A town that refused to die

About the Author

Born in Santa Rosalía, Dr. Juan Manuel Romero Gil is a professor and researcher, graduated from Mexico City’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco. He completed a master’s degree in Economic and Social History at UNAM Iztapalapa and has a doctorate in history, obtained from the UNAM Faculty of Philosophy.

In addition to dedicating himself to teaching, he was the founder of the History Degree at the University of Sonora, and director of the Social Sciences Division. He has been awarded the “Francisco Javier Clavijero” Historical Research Award by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology History (INAH) and is a member of Mexico’s National Researchers’ System.

About the book

This book is the result of Dr. Romero Gil’s research, where he delves into the tradition of mining history in Santa Rosalía with the arrival of the El Boleo company. This book presents an in-depth study of all the aspects that were part of Santa Rosalia’s society from 1885 to 1954. Topics such as the impact of the Porfiriato era and the formation and consolidation of La Compaigne du Boleo are addressed in this book, as well as social factors: population, life and organization of the community of Santa Rosalía at the time of the mining boom.

It is a valuable contribution to the history of mining in Baja California Sur.


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