The Rise of Capitalism on the Pampas: The Estancias of Buenos Aires, 1785 1870 (Cambridge Latin American Studies #83) (Paperback)

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The Rise of Capitalism on the Pampas: The Estancias of Buenos Aires, 1785 1870 (Cambridge Latin American Studies #83) (Paperback)

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In the early decades of the nineteenth century, Buenos Aires underwent rapid economic growth. Previous studies have focused on the economy as a whole, or on a particular segment of the population; and most have disregarded how resources were intentionally organized to enable growth. This book focuses on the economic organizations that led the growth process--the estancias. Economic growth and increased freedom were not inevitable on the pampas, but rather the consequences of human actions in the search for profit. Why freedom, not privilege, prevailed is the key question underlying this study.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521523110
ISBN-10: 0521523117
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2002
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies