Cochabamba, 1550-1900: Colonialism and Agrarian Transformation in Bolivia / Edition 1

Cochabamba, 1550-1900: Colonialism and Agrarian Transformation in Bolivia / Edition 1

by Brooke Larson, Larson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822320886

ISBN-13: 9780822320883

Pub. Date: 03/18/1998

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

This study of Bolivia uses Cochabamba as a laboratory to examine the long-term transformation of native Andean society into a vibrant Quechua-Spanish-mestizo region of haciendas and smallholdings, towns and villages, peasant markets and migratory networks caught in the web of Spanish imperial politics and economics.

Combining economic, social, and ethnohistory,

Overview

This study of Bolivia uses Cochabamba as a laboratory to examine the long-term transformation of native Andean society into a vibrant Quechua-Spanish-mestizo region of haciendas and smallholdings, towns and villages, peasant markets and migratory networks caught in the web of Spanish imperial politics and economics.

Combining economic, social, and ethnohistory, Brooke Larson shows how the contradictions of class and colonialism eventually gave rise to new peasant, artisan, and laboring groups that challenged the evolving structures of colonial domination. Originally published in 1988, this book received the 1990 Best Book Award from the New England Council on Latin American Studies. This expanded edition includes a new final chapter that explores the book's implications for understanding the formation of a distinctive peasant political culture in the Cochabamba valleys over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822320883
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/18/1998
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
List of Tables,
Foreword,
Preface to the Duke Edition,
Acknowledgments,
Abbreviations,
Introduction,
Chapter One Along the Inca Frontier,
Chapter Two The Emergence of a Market Economy,
Chapter Three Declining State Power and the Struggle over Labor,
Chapter Four Andean Village Society,
Chapter Five Haciendas and the Rival Peasant Economy,
Chapter Six The Landowning Class: Hard Times and Windfall Profits,
Chapter Seven The Spirit and Limits of Enterprise,
Chapter Eight The Ebb Tide of Colonial Rule,
Chapter Nine Colonial Legacies and Class Formation,
Chapter Ten Cochabamba: (Re)constructing a History,
Appendix,
Glossary,
Archival Material,
Manuscript Collections,
Index,
About the Author,

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