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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 Mining in Latin America

A History of Mining in Latin America

From the Colonial Era to the Present

  • Author: Kendall W. Brown
  • Publisher: Di Logos
  • ISBN: 9780826351067
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 257
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Mining has played a prominent role in the history of Latin America. The first world economy, and mining and metallurgical technologies flowed to and from the Americas. This book combines coverage of economic and technological topics with a compelling evocation of the social and cultural costs associated with five centuries of intense exploitation. Mining had profound consequences for the environment and for labor, as mine operators and refiners resorted to extreme forms of coercion to secure workers.--[from book cover].

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

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.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111841403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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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.

Mercury, Mining, and Empire

Mercury, Mining, and Empire

The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes

  • Author: Nicholas A. Robins
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253005388
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica, Peru, and Potosí, in present-day Bolivia. The book presents a multifaceted and interwoven tale of what colonial exploitation of indigenous peoples and resources left in its wake. It is a socio-ecological history that explores the toxic interrelationships between mercury and silver production, urban environments, and the people who lived and worked in them. Nicholas A. Robins tells the story of how native peoples in the region were conscripted into the noxious ranks of foot soldiers of proto-globalism, and how their fate, and that of their communities, was—and still is—chained to it.

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.

The Sweat of Their Brow

The Sweat of Their Brow

A History of Work in Latin America

  • Author: David McCreery
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765602077
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 209
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Series Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Encounter and Accommodation, 1480-1550 -- Chapter 2: The Colonial System, 1550-1750 -- Chapter 3: Cities and Towns, 1750-1850 -- Chapter 4: Export Economies, 1850-1930 -- Chapter 5: Work in Modern Latin America -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Sources and Additional Readings -- Index

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
  • View: 378
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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.

A Concise History of Bolivia

A Concise History of Bolivia

  • Author: Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521002943
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 320
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A Concise History of Bolivia surveys the country's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution.

Mining in Latin America

Mining in Latin America

Critical Approaches to the New Extraction

  • Author: Kalowatie Deonandan,Michael L. Dougherty
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317414500
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 292
  • View: 6889
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The last two decades have witnessed a dramatic expansion and intensification of mineral resource exploitation and development across the global south, especially in Latin America. This shift has brought mining more visibly into global public debates and spurred a great deal of controversy and conflict. This volume assembles new scholarship that provides critical perspectives on these issues. The book marshals original, empirical work from leading social scientists in a variety of disciplines to address a range of questions about the practices of mining companies on the ground, the impacts of mining on host communities, and the responses to mining from communities, civil society and states. The book further explores the global and international causes, consequences and innovations of this new era of mining activity in Latin America. Key issues include the role of Canadian mining companies and their investment in the region, and, to a lesser extent, the role of Chinese mining capital. Several chapters take a regional perspective, while others are based on empirical data from specific countries including Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru.

Close Encounters of Empire

Close Encounters of Empire

Writing the Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations

  • Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Catherine LeGrand,Ricardo Donato Salvatore
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822320999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 575
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A series of essays on encounters between Latin Americans and North Americans that offer a framework to determine how foreign people, ideas and institutions were received and appropriated in modern Latin America.

The Century of U.S. Capitalism in Latin America

The Century of U.S. Capitalism in Latin America

  • Author: Thomas F. O'Brien
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826319968
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 199
  • View: 3872
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This book addresses two issues basic to understanding modern Latin America: the role of American-owned businesses in the region and, of equal importance, the reaction of Latin Americans to foreign investment. Throughout the nineteenth century and up to the 1930s, American corporations stridently resisted local opposition as they secured what they wanted in Latin America, cheap labor, plentiful raw materials, and favorable business conditions. After World War II, Latin American nationalism and revolutions forced American-owned enterprises to redefine their business model throughout the region. U.S. businesses integrated themselves into local societies through direct investment in manufacturing and the creation of broad-based consumer societies eager to buy everything from Coca-Cola to Chevrolets. As a new century dawns, multinational corporations aided by NAFTA ensure computers and cellular phones are as sought after as soft drinks and cars were in earlier eras. The first book on U.S. business activity in Latin America intended specifically for student readers, this account offers a balanced and insightful understanding of the nature of capitalism abroad. In assessing how U.S.-Latin American relations have been shaped by foreign investment, O'Brien argues that over the course of the twentieth century U.S. businesses and their government have forged a close working alliance to promote American interests in Latin America.

History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America

1800 to the Present

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118772490
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identity? Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

The Discovery and Conquest of Peru

The Discovery and Conquest of Peru

  • Author: Pedro de Cieza de León
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822382504
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville’s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de León vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World, become an explorer, and write what would become the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru. Available for the first time in English, this history of Peru is based largely on interviews with Cieza’s conquistador compatriates, as well as with Indian informants knowledgeable of the Incan past. Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook present this recently discovered third book of a four-part chronicle that provides the most thorough and definitive record of the birth of modern Andean America. It describes with unparalleled detail the exploration of the Pacific coast of South America led by Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro, the imprisonment and death of the Inca Atahualpa, the Indian resistance, and the ultimate Spanish domination. Students and scholars of Latin American history and conquest narratives will welcome the publication of this volume.

A Living Past

A Living Past

Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America

  • Author: John Soluri,Claudia Leal,José Augusto Pádua
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785333917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past synthesizes a wide range of scholarship to offer new perspectives on environmental change in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Each chapter provides insightful, up-to-date syntheses of current scholarship on critical countries and ecosystems (including Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, the tropical Andes, and tropical forests) and such cross-cutting themes as agriculture, conservation, mining, ranching, science, and urbanization. Together, these studies provide valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing the region.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521232241
  • Category: History
  • Page: 960
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Volume III looks at the period of history in Latin America from independence to c.1870.

History of Latin America

History of Latin America

  • Author: Peter Bakewell
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631231615
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
  • View: 6134
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This complete history of South and Middle America is now updated to provide fuller coverage of twentieth-century developments in politics and economics, as well as social and cultural life. A complete history of Latin America from pre-conquest to the present-day. Second edition includes new preface, updated bibliography and a new chapter on the 20th century. Covers political, economic, social and cultural history.

City of Silver

City of Silver

A Mystery

  • Author: Annamaria Alfieri
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 9781429991230
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6456
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In Potosí, the richest city in the Western Hemisphere, Inez de la Morada, the bewitching, cherished daughter of the rich and powerful Mayor, mysteriously dies at the convent of Santa Isabella de los Santos Milagros, where she had fled in defiance of her father. It looks as though the girl committed suicide, but Mother Abbess Maria Santa Hilda believes her innocent and has her buried at the convent in sacred ground. Fray Ubaldo DaTriesta, local Commissioner of the Inquisition, has been keeping an eye on the Abbess, who is too "Protestant" for his tastes, and this action may be just what he needs to convince the lazy, cowardly Bishop to punish her. At the same time, Potosí finds its prosperity threatened. The King of Spain has discovered that the coins the city has been circulating throughout the world are not pure silver and is sending his top prosecutor and the Grand Inquisitor to mete out punishment. With the imminent arrival of the Spanish officials, many have reason to prove their loyalty, and keep hidden the crimes and sins they've committed. With her life at stake, Maria Santa Hilda finds herself in a race against time to prove the true cause of Inez's death, aided by her fellow sisters, a Jesuit priest with a dark secret from his past, and a tomboyish girl who's run to the convent to avoid an unwanted marriage. Together they will discover that Inez was not the girl she seemed, and that greed has no limits. Annamaria Alfieri writes with astounding detail, showing an appreciation for the complexities and social nuances of this intriguing time in Latin American history when politicians, religious leaders, and an indigenous people all competed for power and survival in the thin mountain air of the Andes.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: William Warren Sweet
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 302
  • View: 9922
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