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Author Robins, Nicholas A.,
Title Mercury, Mining, and Empire : the Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes.
Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2011.

Author Robins, Nicholas A.,
Subject Silver mines and mining -- Bolivia -- Potosi (Department) -- History.
Silver mines and mining -- Health aspects -- Bolivia -- Potosi (Department)
Silver mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Bolivia -- Potosi (Department)
Mercury mines and mining -- Peru -- Huancavelica -- History.
Mercury mines and mining -- Health aspects -- Peru -- Huancavelica.
Mercury mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Peru -- Huancavelica.
Indians, Treatment of -- Bolivia -- Potosi (Department) -- History.
Indians, Treatment of -- Peru -- Huancavelica -- History.
Environmental degradation -- Bolivia -- Potosi (Department)
Environmental degradation -- Peru -- Huancavelica.
Mining -- history.
Silver -- history.
Mercury -- history.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects.
Mercury Poisoning.
History, 17th Century.
Indians, South American -- ethnology.
Bolivia -- ethnology.
Peru -- ethnology.
Description 1 online resource (317 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Amalgamating an Empire; 2. Toxic Travails: Mining in Huancavelica; 3. Blood Silver; 4. Connecting the Drops:The Wider Human and Environmental Costs; 5. From Corrosion to Collapse:The Destruction of Native Communities; Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica, Peru, and PotosA|#x00AD;, in present-day Bolivia. The book presents a multifaceted and interwoven tale of what colonial exploitation of indigenous peoples and resources left in its wake. It is a socio-ecological history that explores the toxic interrelationships between mercury and silver production, urban.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780253005380 (electronic bk.)
0253005388 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613235916
OCLC # 768081340
Additional Format Print version: Robins, Nicholas A. Mercury, Mining, and Empire : The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2011 9780253356512

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