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The Rio de la Plata from Colony to Nations

Commerce, Society, and Politics

Editors: Prado, Fabricio, Grieco, Viviana L., Borucki, Alex (Eds.)

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  • Explores the history and historiography of the Río de la Plata region from the colonial period to the nineteenth century
    Draws on new sources, innovative methodologies, and interdisciplinary approaches, centering trans-national and Atlantic perspectives
    Includes summaries of twenty-first century historiography in each chapter

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About this book

This edited volume brings together essays that examine recent scholarship on the history of the Rio de la Plata region (present-day Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil) from the colonial period to the nineteenth century. It illustrates new themes and historical methods that have transformed the historiography of Rio de la Plata, including the use of new sources, digital methodologies and techniques, and innovative approaches to the already well-studied themes of gender, race, commerce, the slave trade, indigenous history, and economic, political, and military history. Contributions privilege trans-national and Atlantic approaches to the Rio de la Plata, emphasizing the inter-connections of processes beyond imperial and national lines, and aiming at uncovering the history of Africans and Amerindians, popular classes, women, urban groups, as well as the partnerships created across the Spanish and Portuguese imperial borders, which also involved other agents from Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States. Furthermore, each chapter offers historiographical introductions covering scholarship produced in the twenty-first century. This book will be an indispensable and unique tool for English speaking students of colonial and nineteenth-century Rio de la Plata and for those with a broader interest in Latin American and Atlantic History.

About the authors

Fabrício Prado is Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary, USA. 
Viviana L. Grieco is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA.
Alex Borucki is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, USA.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Rio de la Plata

    Pages 1-7

    Borucki, Alex (et al.)

  • Between Ethnonyms and Toponyms: Cartography and Native Pasts in the Eastern Rio de la Plata

    Pages 9-30

    Erbig, Jeffrey A., Jr.

  • Counting Heads: Indigenous Leaders in the Guaraní-Jesuit Missions

    Pages 31-52

    Sarreal, Julia

  • The World Mules Made: Mule Trade in the Colonial Rio de la Plata

    Pages 53-76

    Paz, Gustavo L.

  • “A Ship Richly Laden”: Isaac de Brac, Dutch Merchant on the Rio de la Plata, 1655–1665

    Pages 77-90

    Freeman, David

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rio de la Plata from Colony to Nations
Book Subtitle
Commerce, Society, and Politics
Editors
  • Fabricio Prado
  • Viviana L. Grieco
  • Alex Borucki
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60323-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60323-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60322-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 342
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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