Mercury, Mining, and Empire

Mercury, Mining, and Empire

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

eBook - 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 explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica, Peru, and PotosÃ|#x00AD; , 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. It is a socio-ecological history that explores the toxic interrelationships between mercury and silver production, urban.
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780253005380
0253005388
9780253356512
0253356512
Characteristics: 1 online resource (317 pages)

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