An anthropological study of the mining community between 1840 and 1890. It is the last work that brings the engineer, anthropologist and historian Mariano Guillen Riquelme.
Together with his supervisor, Dr. and anthropologist UMU German Klaus Schriewer, Mariano Guillen presented his latest book at the Cultural Center of Mazarrón.
A ceremony attended by the mayor, Francisco Garcia and the Councillor for Culture, Ginés Campillo.
Mariano Guillen deepens, this time in the consequences that brought the Industrial Revolution to Mazarron.
"Once established the main materials advances that symbolized progress, the population began living in constant dilemma: on the one hand, clung to the utopia of" mining splendor "and, secondly, endured damages arising from its own industrialization. So a landscape of light and shadow which negatively highlighted the widespread exploitation of the working class emerged. "
Thus Guillén reflects the conclusions that contributes to the realization of this work.
The author points and account details as Mazarrón then came to straighten its course after periods of bad harvests, cycles of famine, epidemics and depopulation.
"Under his influence, the population went from living locked in a geographical context of insularity to be located just behind cities like Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca".
Guillén recalls the opening in 1887 of the road between Mazarrón with Totana, a major thoroughfare that allowed access to Lorca, Alhama, Murcia and Sewer and also allowed to bind to the railway line Murcia-Granada.
As on other occasions the author illustrates his book with photographs of high documentary value, besides being unprecedented in a high percentage.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón