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The Resource How Latin America fell behind : essays in the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914, edited by Stephen Haber

How Latin America fell behind : essays in the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914, edited by Stephen Haber

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How Latin America fell behind : essays in the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914
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How Latin America fell behind
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essays in the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914
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edited by Stephen Haber
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1800, the per capita income of the United States was twice that of Mexico and roughly the same as Brazil's. By 1913, it was four times greater than Mexico's and seven times greater than Brazil's. This volume seeks to explain the nineteenth-century lag in Latin American economic development. Breaking with the longstanding dependency tradition in Latin American historiography, the contributors argue that the slowdown had far more to do with internal political and legal structures than foreign influences. Topics covered include the performance of Mexico and Brazil, the impact of independence, capital markets, regional growth, the impact of railroads, and the economic effects of 'culture'. The editor's introductory essay surveys the history of economic growth theories and Latin American economic historiography. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.972
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC187
LC item number
.H68 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1957-
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Haber, Stephen H.
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  • Brazil
  • Mexico
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How Latin America fell behind : essays in the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914, edited by Stephen Haber
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Publication
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"This volume of essays emerged out of a conference held at Stanford University in January 1992"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : economic growth and Latin American economic historiography / Stephen Haber -- Economic development in Brazil, 1822-1913 / Nathaniel H. Leff -- A macroeconomic interpretation of nineteenth-century Mexico / Enrique Cárdenas -- Transport improvements and economic growth in Brazil and Mexico / William Summerhill -- Obstacles to the development of capital markets in nineteenth-century Mexico / Carlos Marichal -- Financial markets and industrial development : a comparative study of government regulation, financial innovation, and industrial structure in Brazil and Mexico, 1840-1930 / Stephen Haber -- Reassessing the prospects for profit in nineteenth-century Mexican agriculture from a regional perspective : Michoacán, 1810-1860 / Margaret Chowning -- Mexican national income in the era of independence, 1800-1840 / Richard J. Salvucci -- The economic consequences of Brazilian independence / Stephen Haber and Herbert S. Klein -- Factor endowments, institutions, and differential paths of growth among New World economies : a view from economic historians of the United States / Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff
Control code
34356692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780804727389
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96012673
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
Label
How Latin America fell behind : essays in the economic histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914, edited by Stephen Haber
Publication
Note
"This volume of essays emerged out of a conference held at Stanford University in January 1992"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : economic growth and Latin American economic historiography / Stephen Haber -- Economic development in Brazil, 1822-1913 / Nathaniel H. Leff -- A macroeconomic interpretation of nineteenth-century Mexico / Enrique Cárdenas -- Transport improvements and economic growth in Brazil and Mexico / William Summerhill -- Obstacles to the development of capital markets in nineteenth-century Mexico / Carlos Marichal -- Financial markets and industrial development : a comparative study of government regulation, financial innovation, and industrial structure in Brazil and Mexico, 1840-1930 / Stephen Haber -- Reassessing the prospects for profit in nineteenth-century Mexican agriculture from a regional perspective : Michoacán, 1810-1860 / Margaret Chowning -- Mexican national income in the era of independence, 1800-1840 / Richard J. Salvucci -- The economic consequences of Brazilian independence / Stephen Haber and Herbert S. Klein -- Factor endowments, institutions, and differential paths of growth among New World economies : a view from economic historians of the United States / Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff
Control code
34356692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780804727389
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96012673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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