A History of Mining in Latin America from the Colonial Era to the Present . By Kendall W. Brown . Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press , 2012 . ISBN (paper) 9780826351067 . Xix + 257 pp . This is a timely book in an era of high commodity prices and growing environmental concern. What makes it special, aside from the author's profound knowledge of the topic and a straightforward narrative style, is its interest in assessing the overall meaning of Latin American mining. Students of history will benefit from the breadth and depth of the work, but so will readers interested in environmental policy and the economics of mineral extraction over the whole modern period. Students of Latin American politics will see how mining has permeated and occasionally driven national discourses much as it did colonial ones, and students of anthropology will appreciate the author's keen interest in the rise of distinct mining cultures barely known to outsiders. The topic is huge, so Brown anchors his study in the legendary silver city of Potos´, high in the Bolivian Andes. Brown covers nearly all of Latin America, but the ups and downs and peculiar mining culture of
The Latin Americanist – Wiley
Published: Sep 1, 2012
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