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eBook Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes ePub

by Nicholas A. Robins

eBook Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes ePub
Author: Nicholas A. Robins
Language: English
ISBN: 0253356512
ISBN13: 978-0253356512
Publisher: Indiana University Press; 1 edition (July 25, 2011)
Pages: 320
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 601
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ePub file: 1330 kb
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The colonial mines of Huancavelica in central Peru boasted unique status, as the sole significant colonial American source of mercury, the main catalyst in the production . Mercury and Mining Production in New Spain (1810-1821). January 2000 · Historia mexicana.

The colonial mines of Huancavelica in central Peru boasted unique status, as the sole significant colonial American source of mercury, the main catalyst in the production of silver. This article seeks to facilitate further.

Nicholas A. Robins's Mercury, Mining, and Empire takes us into the . One finds it in the reports and memorials filed by a line of colonial authorities and churchmen. Robins's Mercury, Mining, and Empire takes us into the heart of this "global economic vortex": the Andean mines of Potosí and Huancavelica (p. 39). It presents a comprehensive socio-ecological history of colonial silver mining in the Americas. It lays out the different pieces of the extractive system developed by the Spanish Crown to resource the mines.

Mercury, Mining, and Empire examines silver and mercury production in the Andes following the European invasion in the sixteenth century and the effects of those activities on two communities where extraction was carried out: Potosí in Bolivia (silver) and Huancavelica in Peru (mercury). Before the invasion, both had participated in the tightly integrated, multifaceted, and complex Inca economic and religious system that dominated the Andean highland and coastal regions

Overall, this is a fantastic book that brings together environmental, labor, and colonial history, confirming the contributions of environmental studies to understanding the past.

Mercury, Mining, and Empire book. If you read one book on mining in colonial Latin Oh Snap! Without ever mentioning him by name in the text, this book is a total academic WWF-style takedown of Peter Bakewell's Spanish-colonial apologist work "Miner's of the Red Mountain. Robins does a brilliant job tying together the past with the present, using scientific data along with historical primary sources to demonstrate the continuing human and environmental damage done by silver and mercury mining in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Home Browse Books Book details, Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and. The book presents a multifaceted and interwoven tale of what colonial exploitation of indigenous peoples and resources left in its wake. Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes. By Nicholas A. Robins. It is a socio-ecological history that explores the toxic interrelationships between mercury and silver production, urban environments, and the people who lived and worked in them.

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It is a socio-ecological history that explores the toxic interrelationships between mercury and silver production, urban environments, and the people who lived and worked in them

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Nicholas A. Robins tells the story of how native peoples in the region were conscripted into the noxious ranks of foot soldiers of proto-globalism, and how their fate, and that of their communities, was-and still is-chained to it. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Book Description: On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and .

Book Description: On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica, Peru, and Potosí, in present-day Bolivia. eISBN: 978-0-253-00538-0. So wrote the mining guild to the crown in 1702, revealing in a single sentence their tendency to exaggeration and their single-mindedness.

On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica, Peru, and Potosí, in present-day Bolivia. The book presents a multifaceted and interwoven tale of what colonial exploitation of indigenous peoples and resources left in its wake. It is a socio-ecological history that explores the toxic interrelationships between mercury and silver production, urban environments, and the people who lived and worked in them. Nicholas A. Robins tells the story of how native peoples in the region were conscripted into the noxious ranks of foot soldiers of proto-globalism, and how their fate, and that of their communities, was―and still is―chained to it.

Gunos
Very interesting.
Pettalo
Somewhat difficult to follow at times but excellent information. I highly recommend it to someone interested in this subject.
Faulkree
This is a sobering account of the cost of colonial silver mining in the Andes, This includes not only the considerable human cost of near-slavery in the mines themselves, and the toll taken by the processing of mercury for use in the mines, but the large amount of mercury pollution--a sort of gift that keeps on giving even after centuries. Robins estimates that the colonial era left behind 90,000 to 100,000 tons of mercury pollution (another estimate I have seen is 50,000 tons), still affecting people in the Potosi and other areas.

The book seems thoroughly researched. Readers should be aware that the book is strongly biased against the Spanish colonial regime, He calls the whole colonial endeavor genocidal. The information is solid, the writing is good, but this is some sobering material.
Bladebringer
Nicholas Robins, the author of Mercury, Mining, and Empire is a leading histrian of Colonial Latin American history. His present book, based on archival,historical,scientific, and theoretical materials, is a superb study of the Spanish domination in 17-18th century Peru and Bolivia, and of the exploitation of native peoples in the silver mines, which helped to fund Spanish imperilaism in other areas of the world. Additionally, the mining process was heavily indebted to the use of mercury to separate silver from rock, and the result was disastrous to the people at the time, but the author shows, continues to afflict those in the areas of the mining even in the 21th century. A work of meticulous historical examination, but one that joins the past with the present, history with the current envirnment.
Ginaun
An important and well researched book expertly presented. Dr. Robins provides economic, geopolitical, and societal insights in an historical, current, and future commercial contexts useful to anyone interested or working in the Andean region.

Tom Blinten
Managing Partner and CEO
PanaMax Capital
Silvermaster
Quick delivery and exactly what I needed.
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