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The Resource The countryside in colonial Latin America, edited by Louisa Schell Hoberman and Susan Migden Socolow

The countryside in colonial Latin America, edited by Louisa Schell Hoberman and Susan Migden Socolow

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The countryside in colonial Latin America
Title
The countryside in colonial Latin America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Louisa Schell Hoberman and Susan Migden Socolow
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Our ideas about colonial Latin American are often tied to urban scenes - images of towering cathedrals fronting large plazas or bullion-laden caravels anchored in ports. But this collection of eleven original essays, the first overview of rural life in colonial Latin America, shows the many, ways in which the countryside rather than the city dominated colonial life in Brazil and throughout Spanish America. Over 80 percent of the population lived in rural areas, earning
  • their livelihood from raising crops and livestock. Most were laborers, either Indian peasants or black slaves. Land owners and church officials comprised a tiny elite which, together with a few artisans, rural traders, and local officials, enforced social control, provided capital, and linked haciendas to city markets. The racial and occupational characteristics of each of these social groups are carefully delineated in individual essays. Three essays also examine the
  • rural economy, material culture, and ecosystem of the countryside. The colonial hierarchy often rested on the coerced labor of Indians and slaves, and another essay assesses the role of conflict, violence, and resistance
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoberman, Louisa Schell
  • Socolow, Susan Migden
Series statement
Diálogos
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
The countryside in colonial Latin America, edited by Louisa Schell Hoberman and Susan Migden Socolow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Rural Past / Susan Migden Socolow -- 1. The Colonial Economy / Arnold J. Bauer -- 2. Material Life / Eric Van Young -- 3. Agrarian Technology and Changing Ecosystems / Juan Carlos Garavaglia -- 4. The Landed Elite / Stuart Schwartz -- 5. The Clergy / John F. Schwaller -- 6. Middle Groups / Lowell Gudmundson -- 7. Blacks / Herbert S. Klein -- 8. Indigenous Peoples / Cheryl English Martin -- 9. Conflict, Violence, and Resistance / Ward Stavig -- Interpretation of the Colonial Countryside / Louisa Schell Hoberman
Control code
ocm33206637
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780826317117
Lccn
95041737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations maps,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33206637
  • (Sirsi) a577016
Label
The countryside in colonial Latin America, edited by Louisa Schell Hoberman and Susan Migden Socolow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Rural Past / Susan Migden Socolow -- 1. The Colonial Economy / Arnold J. Bauer -- 2. Material Life / Eric Van Young -- 3. Agrarian Technology and Changing Ecosystems / Juan Carlos Garavaglia -- 4. The Landed Elite / Stuart Schwartz -- 5. The Clergy / John F. Schwaller -- 6. Middle Groups / Lowell Gudmundson -- 7. Blacks / Herbert S. Klein -- 8. Indigenous Peoples / Cheryl English Martin -- 9. Conflict, Violence, and Resistance / Ward Stavig -- Interpretation of the Colonial Countryside / Louisa Schell Hoberman
Control code
ocm33206637
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780826317117
Lccn
95041737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations maps,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33206637
  • (Sirsi) a577016

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