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Mining was crucial for the development of nineteenth-century Peru. Silver mining in particular was a key to both the export sector and the creation of an internal market and national development. The Bewitchment of Silver is an inquiry into the impact of that mineral on a national economy in a country at the periphery of nineteenth-century capitalism.

José Deustua argues that developing countries must be understood in terms of achieving domestic development as well as in their role in generating foreign exchange and in linking themselves to the world economy. Focusing on various sectors of Peru’s mining production, the mines, owners and mine workers, the transportation networks and the use of muleteers, this study is also concerned with market-building and domestic development in nineteenth-century Latin America.

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Deustua, a Peruvian-born sociologist and historian currently at the University of Illinois-Chicago, offers a quantitative and empirical study examining the impact of silver mining on the economy of Peru, a country on the margins of 19th century capitalism. In opposition to the modern neoclassic economic approach, he reconstructs the mining economy of the period, based on historical documents, to show the power relations between different social groups in the society of the period.
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About the Author

José R. Deustua, Peruvian-born sociologist and historian, is the author of La Minería y la Iniciación de la República, 1820–1840.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896802094
Author:
Deustua, Jose R.
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Location:
Athens, OH
Subject:
History
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Mining
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Silver mines and mining
Subject:
Silver miners
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Peru - Economic conditions - 19th century
Subject:
Silver mines and mining -- Peru -- History.
Subject:
South America
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Ohio RIS Latin America Series
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8.48x5.50x.89 in. .90 lbs.

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