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A History of Mining in Latin America

A History of Mining in Latin America

From the Colonial Era to the Present

  • Author: Kendall Brown
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826351077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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For twenty-five years, Kendall Brown studied Potosí, Spanish America's greatest silver producer and perhaps the world's most famous mining district. He read about the flood of silver that flowed from its Cerro Rico and learned of the toil of its miners. Potosí symbolized fabulous wealth and unbelievable suffering. New World bullion stimulated the formation of the first world economy but at the same time it had profound consequences for labor, as mine operators and refiners resorted to extreme forms of coercion to secure workers. In many cases the environment also suffered devastating harm. All of this occurred in the name of wealth for individual entrepreneurs, companies, and the ruling states. Yet the question remains of how much economic development mining managed to produce in Latin America and what were its social and ecological consequences. Brown's focus on the legendary mines at Potosí and comparison of its operations to those of other mines in Latin America is a well-written and accessible study that is the first to span the colonial era to the present.

A History of Latin America to 1825

A History of Latin America to 1825

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444357530
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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The updated and enhanced third edition of A History of Latin America to 1825 presents a comprehensive narrative survey of Latin American history from the region's first human presence until the majority of Iberian colonies in America emerged as sovereign states c. 1825. This edition features new content on the history of women, gender, Africans in the Iberian colonies, and pre-Columbian peoples Includes more illustrations to aid learning: over 50 figures and photographs, several accompanied by short essays Concentrates on the colonial period and earlier, expanding coverage of the period and incorporating more social and cultural history with the political narrative

The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America

The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America

From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond

  • Author: John Frederick Schwaller
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814783603
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 328
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One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region. Catholicism has been predominant in Latin America and it has played a definitive role in its development. It helped to spur the conquest of the New World with its emphasis on missions to the indigenous peoples, controlled many aspects of the colonial economy, and played key roles in the struggles for Independence. The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America offers a concise yet far-reaching synthesis of this institution’s role from the earliest contact between the Spanish and native tribes until the modern day, the first such historical overview available in English. John Frederick Schwaller looks broadly at the forces which formed the Church in Latin America and which caused it to develop in the unique manner in which it did. While the Church is often characterized as monolithic, the author carefully showcases its constituent parts—often in tension with one another—as well as its economic function and its role in the political conflicts within the Latin America republics. Organized in a chronological manner, the volume traces the changing dynamics within the Church as it moved from the period of the Reformation up through twentieth century arguments over Liberation Theology, offering a solid framework to approaching the massive literature on the Catholic Church in Latin America. Through his accessible prose, Schwaller offers a set of guideposts to lead the reader through this complex and fascinating history.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521266529
  • Category: History
  • Page: 935
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Enth.: Bd. 1-2: Colonial Latin America ; Bd. 3: From Independence to c. 1870 ; Bd. 4-5: c. 1870 to 1930 ; Bd. 6-10: Latin America since 1930 ; Bd. 11: Bibliographical essays.

The History of Mining

The History of Mining

The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world

  • Author: Michael Coulson
  • Publisher: Harriman House Limited
  • ISBN: 0857192663
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 488
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THE INDUSTRY THAT FORGED THE MODERN WORLD Throughout history metals and raw materials have underpinned human activity. So it is that the industry responsible for extracting these materials from the ground - mining - has been ever present throughout the history of civilisation, from the ancient world of the Egyptians and Romans, to the industrial revolution and the British Empire, and through to the present day, with mining firms well represented on the world's most important stock indexes including the FTSE100. This book traces the history of mining from those early moments when man first started using tools to the present day where metals continue to underpin economic activity in the post industrial age. In doing so, the history of mining methods, important events, technological developments, the important firms and the sparkling personalities that built the industry are examined in detail. At every stage, as the history of mining is traced from 40,000BC to the present day, the level of detail increases in accordance with the greater social and industrial developments that have played out as time has progressed. This means that a particular focus is given to the period since the industrial revolution and especially the 20th century. A look is also taken into the future in an effort to chart the direction this great industry might take in years to come. Many books have been written about mining; the majority have focused on a particular metal, geographical area, mining event or mining personality, but 'The History of Mining' has a broader scope and covers all of these essential and fascinating areas in one definitive volume.

The Sweat of Their Brow: A History of Work in Latin America

The Sweat of Their Brow: A History of Work in Latin America

A History of Work in Latin America

  • Author: David McCreery
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317454367
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
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Throughout Latin America's history the world of work has been linked to race, class, and gender within the larger framework of changing social, political, and economic circumstances both in the region and abroad. In this compelling narrative, David McCreery situates the work experience in Latin America's broader history. Rather than organizing the coverage by forms of work, he proceeds chronologically, breaking 500 years of history into five periods: Encounter and Accommodation, 1480 -- 1550; The Colonial System, 1550 -- 1750; Cities and Towns, 1750 -- 1850; Export Economies, 1850 -- 1930; Work in Modern Latin America, 1930 -- the Present.Within each period, McCreery discusses the chief economic, political, and social characteristics as they relate to work, identifying both continuities and discontinuities from each preceding period. Specific topics studied range from the encomienda, the enslaving of Indians in Spanish America, the introduction of Black African slaves, labor in mining, agricultural labor, urban and domestic labor, women and work, peasant economies, industrial labor, to the maquilas and more.

The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 1, The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century

The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 1, The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Victor Bulmer-Thomas,John Coatsworth,Roberto Cortes-Conde
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521812894
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 616
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An indispensable reference work for anyone interested in Latin America's economic development.

The Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries

The Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries

  • Author: G.M. Hilson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1135291225
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 764
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The purpose of this book is to examine both the positive and negative socioeconomic impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries. In recent years, a number of governments have attempted to formalize this rudimentary sector of industry, recognizing its socioeconomic importance. However, the industry continues to be plagued by a wide range of problems, including environmental and health-related impacts, rampant illegal activity and illicit mineral marketing, and disease. The book provides an up-to-date overview of social and economic conditions in the artisanal and small-scale mining industry, integrating both theoretical assessments with case study research recently undertaken in the field. It features the following five sections: Policy and Regulatory Issues in the Small-Scale Mining Industry; Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, Labour and the Community; African Case Studies of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining; Asian Case Studies of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining; and Latin American Case Studies of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining. Geared toward servicing a wide-ranging audience, including academics, consultants, and government researchers, The Socioeconomic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries is an invaluable tool for policy-makers at all levels.

Not Ours Alone

Not Ours Alone

Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in Contemporary Mexico

  • Author: Elizabeth Emma Ferry
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231507143
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperative's sense of identity.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

C.1450 to the Present

  • Author: Peter Bakewell
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780631231608
  • Category: History
  • Page: 613
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This is the second edition of Peter Bakewell’s highly successful complete history of South and Central America, which now offers fuller coverage of twentieth-century developments. The book provides a vivid, analytical narrative and is clearly and extensively illustrated with maps and photographs. It describes the environment and peoples of the region before 1500, and the Iberian society which produced the conquerors; presents the story of Columbus’s voyages and their aftermath in conquest by the Spanish and Portuguese; and examines the means of European domination, the mature colonial societies of Spain and Portugal and their patterns of development in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For the second edition the author has revised and greatly expanded the book’s coverage of the twentieth century, and has included additional illustrations covering the twentieth century and updates to the bibliography to include publications since 1997. This second edition now provides a complete history of the region suitable for all students of Latin America.

Early Latin America

Early Latin America

A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil

  • Author: James Lockhart,Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521299299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the gaining of independence by the Spanish American countries and Brazil (approximately 1492-1825). It is both an introduction for the student at the college level and a provisionally updated synthesis of the quickly changing field for the more experienced reader. The authors' aim is not only to treat colonial Brazil and colonial Spanish America in a single volume, something rarely done, but also to view early Latin America as one unit with a centre and peripheries, all parts of which were characterized by variants of the same kinds of change, regardless of national and imperial borders. The authors integrate both the older and the newer historical literature, seeing legal, institutional, and political phenomena within a social, economic, and cultural context. They incorporate insights from other disciplines and newer techniques of historical research, but eschew jargon or technical concepts. The approach of the book, with its emphasis on broad social and economic trends across large areas and long time periods, does much to throw light on Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111841411
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 7680
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This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Subterranean Struggles

Subterranean Struggles

New Dynamics of Mining, Oil, and Gas in Latin America

  • Author: Anthony Bebbington,Jeffrey Bury
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292748647
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 361
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Over the past two decades, the extraction of nonrenewable resources in Latin America has given rise to many forms of struggle, particularly among disadvantaged populations. The first analytical collection to combine geographical and political ecological approaches to the post-1990s changes in Latin America’s extractive economy, Subterranean Struggles closely examines the factors driving this expansion and the sociopolitical, environmental, and political economic consequences it has wrought. In this analysis, more than a dozen experts explore the many facets of struggles surrounding extraction, from protests in the vicinity of extractive operations to the everyday efforts of excluded residents who try to adapt their livelihoods while industries profoundly impact their lived spaces. The book explores the implications of extractive industry for ideas of nature, region, and nation; “resource nationalism” and environmental governance; conservation, territory, and indigenous livelihoods in the Amazon and Andes; everyday life and livelihood in areas affected by small- and large-scale mining alike; and overall patterns of social mobilization across the region. Arguing that such struggles are an integral part of the new extractive economy in Latin America, the authors document the increasingly conflictive character of these interactions, raising important challenges for theory, for policy, and for social research methodologies. Featuring works by social and natural science authors, this collection offers a broad synthesis of the dynamics of extractive industry whose relevance stretches to regions beyond Latin America.

Mapping Latin America

Mapping Latin America

A Cartographic Reader

  • Author: Jordana Dym,Karl Offen
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226618226
  • Category: History
  • Page: 338
  • View: 4929
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For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something—a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn’t, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these sorts of questions about maps of Latin America, and in doing so illuminate the ways cartography has helped to shape this region from the Rio Grande to Patagonia. In Mapping Latin America,Jordana Dym and Karl Offen bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine and interpret more than five centuries of Latin American maps.Individual chapters take on maps of every size and scale and from a wide variety of mapmakers—from the hand-drawn maps of Native Americans, to those by famed explorers such as Alexander von Humboldt, to those produced in today’s newspapers and magazines for the general public. The maps collected here, and the interpretations that accompany them, provide an excellent source to help readers better understand how Latin American countries, regions, provinces, and municipalities came to be defined, measured, organized, occupied, settled, disputed, and understood—that is, how they came to have specific meanings to specific people at specific moments in time. The first book to deal with the broad sweep of mapping activities across Latin America, this lavishly illustrated volume will be required reading for students and scholars of geography and Latin American history, and anyone interested in understanding the significance of maps in human cultures and societies.

Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870-1945

Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870-1945

Entrepreneurship, High Finance, Politics and Territorial Expansion

  • Author: Raymond E. Dumett
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754663034
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
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The years of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, aptly described by Mark Twain as the 'Gilded Age' witnessed an unprecedented level of technological change, material excess, untrammeled pursuit of profit and imperial expansion. Within this dynamic and often ruthless environment many colorful characters strode across the world stage, among them the great mining tycoons, who constituted one of the major spearheads of global capitalistic expansion and colonial exploitation. This volume, which carries the epic story to the mid-twentieth century, provides a truly international perspective on the role of mining entrepreneurs, investors and engineers in shaping the economic and political map of the globe, in testing management techniques and in setting a vogue for extravagant displays of wealth among the world's rich.

International Competition and Industrial Change

International Competition and Industrial Change

Essays in the History of Mining and Metallurgy 1800-1950

  • Author: Charles Harvey,Jon Press
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135186626
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 174
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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A History of Latin America, Volume 1: Ancient America to 1910

A History of Latin America, Volume 1: Ancient America to 1910

Ancient America to 1910

  • Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith A. Haynes
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0618783202
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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A History of Latin America provides a comprehensive and unique introduction to latin american history, encompassing political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. the integrating framework is the dependency theory, which, in light of today's global economy and the economic crises that have adversely affected many Latin American countries, continues to gain relevance. Spanning prehistoric times to the present, A History of Latin America is enriched with material drawn from anthropology, economics, and sociology. The eighth edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history and the latest scholarship, as well as substantial additions to pedagogy that include new focus questions, timelines, and bolded key terms that are defined in an expanded online glossary. Additionally, translated primary source documents are now included on the student website.

A History of the American Locomotive

A History of the American Locomotive

Its Development, 1830-1880

  • Author: John H. White
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486238180
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 504
  • View: 7877
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Important and beautifully illustrated volume chronicles the explosive growth of the American locomotive from British imports to grand ten-wheelers of the 1870s. Over 240 vintage photographs, drawings, and diagrams tell the exciting tale. Introduction. Appendices. Index.

Policymaking for Conservation in Latin America

Policymaking for Conservation in Latin America

National Parks, Reserves, and the Environment

  • Author: Jack W. Hopkins
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275953492
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 216
  • View: 5211
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Hopkins explores the policy process for national parks, reserves, and the environment in three Latin American countries--Argentina, Chile, and Costa Rica. Using case studies and examples from each country, he compares these to reach generalizations about the policy process in Latin America.

The Great Depression in Latin America

The Great Depression in Latin America

  • Author: Paulo Drinot,Alan Knight
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822376245
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
  • View: 4208
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Although Latin America weathered the Great Depression better than the United States and Europe, the global economic collapse of the 1930s had a deep and lasting impact on the region. The contributors to this book examine the consequences of the Depression in terms of the role of the state, party-political competition, and the formation of working-class and other social and political movements. Going beyond economic history, they chart the repercussions and policy responses in different countries while noting common cross-regional trends--in particular, a mounting critique of economic orthodoxy and greater state intervention in the economic, social, and cultural spheres, both trends crucial to the region's subsequent development. The book also examines how regional transformations interacted with and differed from global processes. Taken together, these essays deepen our understanding of the Great Depression as a formative experience in Latin America and provide a timely comparative perspective on the recent global economic crisis. Contributors. Marcelo Bucheli, Carlos Contreras, Paulo Drinot, Jeffrey L. Gould, Roy Hora, Alan Knight, Gillian McGillivray, Luis Felipe Sáenz, Angela Vergara, Joel Wolfe, Doug Yarrington