The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 1, The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century
Victor Bulmer-Thomas, John Coatsworth, Roberto Cortes-Conde
Cambridge University Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 616 pages
The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America provides access to the current state of expert knowledge about Latin America's economic past from the Spanish conquest to the beginning of the twenty first Century. It includes work from diverse perspectives, disciplines, and methodologies from qualitative historical analysis of policies and institutions to cliometrics, the new institutional economics, and environmental sciences. Volumes one includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850. Volumes Two treats the "long twentieth century" from the onset of modern economic growth to the present.
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Preface page vii
African Connections with American Colonization
The PreColumbian Economy
Land Use and the Transformation of the Environment
The Demographic Impact of Colonization
Political Economy and Economic Organization
Agriculture and Land Tenure
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