Colonial Silver Mining: Mexico and Peru

@article{Brading1972ColonialSM,
  title={Colonial Silver Mining: Mexico and Peru},
  author={D. Brading and H. Cross},
  journal={Americas},
  year={1972},
  volume={52},
  pages={545-579}
}
C OLONIAL SILVER MINING began when European techniques of production were introduced into the New World to satisfy the sustained European demand for precious metals. At first the industry formed little more than an overseas extension of the great central European mining boom of the years 1451-1540. Certainly it was then that an association of high capital investment with a remarkable range of technical innovation succeeded in pushing German silver production to unparalleled heights. Problems of… Expand
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