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Mercury and Silver Mining in the Colonial Atlantic

Kendall Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Labour History. 9045 words.

From the time that Columbus arrived in the Caribbean until Spain surrendered power over its mainland American colonies in the early 19th century, Spanish and Portuguese colonial mines...

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Potosí Mines

Kris Lane.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Colonialism and Imperialism; Labour History. 6855 words.

This article examines the long history of Potosí, Bolivia, home of the world’s most productive silver mines. The mines, discovered in 1545 and still active today, are discussed in terms of...

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