Regional Markets and Agrarian Transformation in Bolivia: Cochabamba, 1539-1960 (illustrated Edition)

Regional Markets and Agrarian Transformation in Bolivia: Cochabamba, 1539-1960 (illustrated Edition)

By: Robert H. Jackson (author)Hardback

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In a groundbreaking volume, Professor Jackson seeks to discover when and how modernity supplanted the colonial era in Bolivia. The rural economy, structure of land tenure, and hacienda labour arrangements in the Andean region are carefully delineated through a case study of Cochabamba, a key region in the central valley of Bolivia, to trace changes in patterns present since the sixteenth century. Between 1840 and 1930, shifts in regional markets and changes in government policies resulted in hacienda owners earning less and incurring greater debt, which inevitably led to the insolvency of many hacienda owners, resale of colonial-era estates, and an increase in the number of peasant landowners. These changes, in turn, set in motion events leading to the 1953 agrarian reform movement.

About Author

Robert Jackson is a professor of history at Texas Southern University.


Rural economy and society in colonial Cochabamba: an overview -- Reform programs and changes in the structure of rural land tenure -- Changes in external and internal markets -- The partition of the hacienda and land-tenure changes in Cochabamba Department -- Case studies of land-tenure change in Cochabamba Department -- Conclusions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826315335
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780826315335
  • ISBN10: 082631533X
  • edition: illustrated Edition

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