The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 1, The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century

  • Publish Date: 2005-12-30
  • Binding: Hardcover
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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.