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Mercury, Mining, and Empire

Mercury, Mining, and Empire

The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes

by Nicholas A. Robins
Hardback
Publication Date: 25/07/2011
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On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire investigates the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica, Peru, and Potosi 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.
ISBN:
9780253356512
9780253356512
Category:
Pollution & threats to the environment
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-07-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x25mm
Weight:
0.66kg

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