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Cambridge Economic History of Latin America The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century

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ISBN-10: 0521812895

ISBN-13: 9780521812894

Edition: 2006

Authors: Victor Bulmer-Thomas, John H. Coatsworth, Roberto Cortes-Conde

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Volume One includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850, linking Latin America's economic history to the pre-Hispanic, European, and African background. It also synthesizes knowledge on the human and environmental impact of the Spanish conquest, the evolution of colonial economic institutions, and the performance of key sectors of the colonial and immediate post-colonial economies. Finally, it provides an analysis of the costs and benefits of independence.
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Book details

List price: $258.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 616
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

John H. Coatsworth is Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and former Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Preface
Introduction
The Economic Background
The Global Economic History of European Expansion Overseas
African Connections with American Colonization
The Pre-Columbian Economy
Natural Resources and Factor Endowments
Land Use and the Transformation of the Environment
The Demographic Impact of Colonization
Labor Systems
Economic Organization and Sectoral Performance
Political Economy and Economic Organization
Agriculture and Land Tenure
The Mining Industry
Premodern Manufacturing
Commercial Monopolies and External Trade
Money, Taxes, and Finance
The Economic Impact of Independence
The Economic Consequences of Independence in Latin America
Bibliographical Essays
Index