Textiles and Capitalism in Mexico
An Economic History of the Obrajes, 1539-1840
Richard J. Salvucci
The obrajes, or native textile manufactories, were primary agents of developing capitalism in colonial Mexico. Drawing on previously unknown or unexplored archival sources, Richard Salvucci uses standard economic theory and simple measurement to analyze the obraje and its inability to survive Mexico's integration into the world market after 1790.
Originally published in 1988.
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