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The colonial Spanish-American city : urban life in the age of Atlantic capitalism

Author: Jay Kinsbruner
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kinsbruner, Jay.
Colonial Spanish-American city.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Kinsbruner
ISBN: 0292706219 9780292706217 0292706685 9780292706682
OCLC Number: 56567057
Awards: Winner of A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book 2007 (United States)
Description: xiii, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A note about the terms "town council," "stores," and "shops" --
The colonial city by definition and origin --
The pre-Columbian city --
The colonial city ordained and structured --
The administration of the colonial city --
The city visualized --
The urban economy --
Urban society --
Caste and class in the urban context --
The urban family --
The urban dialogue --
Conclusion: the paradox.
Responsibility: by Jay Kinsbruner.
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