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Haciendas and ayllus : rural society in the Bolivian Andes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries /
Herbert S. Klein.
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1993.
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xvi, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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0804720576 (cloth : alk paper) :
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1993.
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0804720576 (cloth : alk paper) :
catalogue key
3331451
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-224) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1994-01:
Klein's case study probes the long and complex struggle between the free Indian communities (ayllus) and the haciendas for control of the rich highland agricultural zone containing one half of Bolivia's peasants and dominated by the city of La Paz and its notables during this period. Using censuses, Indian tribute lists, and land assessments (supplemented with a variety of other data sources), he quantifies the changing composition and fortunes of these protagonists through varying economic and political conditions, from the late 18th through the early 20th century. More important, Klein argues that the long-accepted model in Latin American historiography of large manorial, paternalistic estates and closed corporate communities maintaining an anticapitalist market world does not work in the Bolivian highlands after the mid-18th century. Instead, he demonstrates that both haciendas and ayllus responded consistently and flexibly to changing market conditions. Perhaps most noteworthy is Klein's finding that the forasteros (those without rights to community lands) became the dominant population element in the ayllus and played a central role in the free communities' response to market forces. Advanced undergraduates and above. S. F. Voss; SUNY College at Plattsburgh
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"As the formost American scholar of Bolivia--his recent one-volume history of the country is completely satisfying--Klein. . . . has given us the most complete statistical profile of landowners and peasants presently available for any Latin Americna country. This is accompanied by shrewd insight and intelligent speculation."-- American Historical Review
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"As the formost American scholar of Boliviahis recent one-volume history of the country is completely satisfyingKlein. . . . has given us the most complete statistical profile of landowners and peasants presently available for any Latin Americna country. This is accompanied by shrewd insight and intelligent speculation."American Historical Review
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"As the formost American scholar of Bolivia--his recent one-volume history of the country is completely satisfying--Klein. . . . has given us the most complete statistical profile of landowners and peasants presently available for any Latin Americna country. This is accompanied by shrewd insight and intelligent speculation."--American Historical Review
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Hacendado Class in the Late Eighteenth Centuryp. 6
Commerce and Landed Wealth: The Life of Don Tadeo Diez de Medinap. 34
The Structure of the Indian Communities in the Late Eighteenth Centuryp. 56
The Mining Crisis and the Peasant Populations of Chulumani and Pacajes, 1786-1838p. 84
Peasant Response to the Market and the Land Question in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 112
The Hacendado Class in the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 133
Conclusionp. 160
Appendix Ap. 169
Appendix Bp. 179
Appendix Cp. 183
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 225
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