From Silver to Cocaine Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500-2000

ISBN-10: 0822337665

ISBN-13: 9780822337669

Edition: 2006

Authors: Steven Topik, Carlos Marichal, Zephyr Frank, Horacio Crespo, Paul Gootenberg

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Paul Gootenberg is professor of history at Stony Brook University in New York and author or editor of four other books, includingBetween Silver and Guano: Commercial Policies and the State in Postindependence Peru.

Introduction: Commodity Chains in Theory and in Latin American History
The Spanish-American Silver Peso: Export Commodity and Global Money of the Ancien Regime, 1550-1800
Indigo Commodity Chains in the Spanish and British Empires, 1560-1860
Mexican Cochineal and the European Demand for American Dyes, 1550-1850
Colonial Tobacco: Key Commodity of the Spanish Empire, 1500-1800
The Latin American Coffee Commodity Chain: Brazil and Costa Rica
Trade Regimes and the International Sugar Market, 1850-1980: Protectionism, Subsidies, and Regulation
The Local and the Global: Internal and External Factors in the Development of Bahia's Cacao Sector
Banana Boats and Baby Food: The Banana in U.S. History
The Fertilizer Commodity Chains: Guano and Nitrate, 1840-1930
Brazil in the International Rubber Trade, 1870-1930
Reports of Its Demise Are Not Exaggerated: The Life and Times of Yucatecan Henequen
Cocaine in Chains: The Rise and Demise of a Global Commodity, 1860-1950
Conclusion: Commodity Chains and Globalization in Historical Perspective
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