José R. Deustua, Peruvian-born sociologist and historian, is the author of La Minería y la Iniciación de la República, 1820–1840.
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The Bewitchment of Silver
The Social Economy of Mining in Nineteenth-Century Peru
By José R. Deustua
Mining was crucial for the development of nineteenth-century Peru. Silver mining in particular was a key to both the export sector and the creation of an internal market and national development. The Bewitchment of Silver is an inquiry into the impact of that mineral on a national economy in a country at the periphery of nineteenth-century capitalism.José