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  • Between Silver and Guanoby Paul Eliot Gootenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    This study of Peru's transformation from a tottering colonial economy based on extraction of precious bullion to a massive exporter of bulk goods like guano shows how a struggle between protectionists and free traders shaped the state. "This is an elegant and sophisticated book that can be read on many levels, written by an author who never takes... more...

  • Andean Cocaineby Paul Gootenberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine. Gootenberg traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century... more...

  • Cocaineby Paul Gootenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    Cocaine examines the rise and fall of this notorious substance from its legitimate use by scientists and medics in the nineteenth century to the international prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of today. Themes explored include: * Amsterdam's complex cocaine culture * the manufacture, sale and control of cocaine in the United States * Japan... more...

  • Indelible Inequalities in Latin Americaby Paul Gootenberg; Luis Reygadas; Eric Hershberg; Christina Ewig

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 79.95

    Building on Charles Tilly s relational framework for understanding enduring inequalities, scholars explore the processes that have combined to produce and reproduce inequalities in Latin America since the earliest days of European colonialism. more...

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