Salt and the Colombian State: Local Society and Regional Monopoly in Boyaca, 1821-1900 (Paperback)
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Salt and the Colombian State: Local Society and Regional Monopoly in Boyaca, 1821-1900 (Paperback)

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In republican Colombia, salt became an important source of revenue not just to individuals, but to the state, which levied taxes on it and in some cases controlled and profited from its production. Focusing his study on the town of La Salina, Joshua M. Rosenthal presents a fascinating glimpse into the workings of the early Colombian state, its institutions, and their interactions with local citizens during this formative period.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822961802
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Joshua Rosenthal's micro-history of salt production is a fascinating account of monopoly and state formation in nineteenth-century Latin America. This richly researched book provides a new and important perspective on the state as a daily economic actor. It masterfully shows how local people and national politicians experienced the contradictions between anti-monopoly ideologies and fiscal realities. It should be read by anybody interested in the history of state building and economic change in Latin America."
--Marixa Lasso, Case Western Reserve University


"Salt and the Colombian State is the best sort of local history, as the story of the La Salina salt works wonderfully illuminates the larger history of nineteenth-century nation and state formation. Rosenthal adroitly demonstrates how the weak state still profoundly affected demography, land holding, labor opportunities, social structure and even the daily lives of many Colombians. Rosenthal convincingly argues that the relations between state and society are crucial to understanding nineteenth-century Spanish America, providing a lasting contribution to Latin American historiography."
--James Sanders, Utah State University


"This richly researched book provides a new and important perspective on the state as a daily economic actor. It masterfully shows how local people and national politicians experienced the contradictions between anti-monopoly ideologies and fiscal realities. It should be read by anybody interested in the history of state building and economic change in Latin America."
--Marixa Lasso, Case Western Reserve University


""Salt and the Colombian State" is the best sort of local history, as the story of the La Salina salt works wonderfully illuminates the larger history of nineteenth-century nation and state formation. Rosenthal adroitly demonstrates how the weak state still profoundly affected demography, land holding, labor opportunities, social structure and even the daily lives of many Colombians. Rosenthal convincingly argues that the relations between state and society are crucial to understanding nineteenth-century Spanish America, providing a lasting contribution to Latin American historiography."
--James Sanders, Utah State University


"Rosenthal has identified a significant subject that had hitherto remained largely ignored by the literature, and his book is a major contribution to modern Colombian historiography."
" Journal of Latin American Studies"
"


"Salt and the Colombian State" is the best sort of local history, as the story of the La Salina salt works wonderfully illuminates the larger history of nineteenth-century nation and state formation. Rosenthal adroitly demonstrates how the weak state still profoundly affected demography, land holding, labor opportunities, social structure and even the daily lives of many Colombians. Rosenthal convincingly argues that the relations between state and society are crucial to understanding nineteenth-century Spanish America, providing a lasting contribution to Latin American historiography.
James Sanders, Utah State University
"


This richly researched book provides a new and important perspective on the state as a daily economic actor. It masterfully shows how local people and national politicians experienced the contradictions between anti-monopoly ideologies and fiscal realities. It should be read by anybody interested in the history of state building and economic change in Latin America.
Marixa Lasso, Case Western Reserve University"

"Rosenthal has identified a significant subject that had hitherto remained largely ignored by the literature, and his book is a major contribution to modern Colombian historiography."
--Journal of Latin American Studies


"Salt and the Colombian State is the best sort of local history, as the story of the La Salina salt works wonderfully illuminates the larger history of nineteenth-century nation and state formation. Rosenthal adroitly demonstrates how the weak state still profoundly affected demography, land holding, labor opportunities, social structure and even the daily lives of many Colombians. Rosenthal convincingly argues that the relations between state and society are crucial to understanding nineteenth-century Spanish America, providing a lasting contribution to Latin American historiography."
--James Sanders, Utah State University


"This richly researched book provides a new and important perspective on the state as a daily economic actor. It masterfully shows how local people and national politicians experienced the contradictions between anti-monopoly ideologies and fiscal realities. It should be read by anybody interested in the history of state building and economic change in Latin America."
--Marixa Lasso, Case Western Reserve University

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