-Notes
Preface
I.
Of the few recent book-length scholarly studies of foreign firms in
Latin America the most notable are Robert W. Randall, Real del Monte: A
British Mining Venture in Mexico (Austin: University of Texas Press,
1972);
Thomas L. Karnes, Tropical Enterprise: The Standard Fruit and Steamship
Company in Latin America (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press,
1978);
Allen Wells, Yucatan's Gilded Age: Haciendas, Henequen, and Inter-
national Harvester,
1860-1915
(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico
Press,
1985).
Two outstanding "community" or "municipio" studies that
have influenced this work are Stanley J. Stein, Vassouras:A Brazilian Coffee
County,
1850-1900
(Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
1957),
and War-
ren Dean, Rio Claro: A Brazilian Plantation System,
1820-1920
(Stanford:
Stanford University Press,
1976).
Both focus on communities in the coffee
zone of the southeast.
2.
Several recent works have emphasized the adaptability of foreign capi-
talist enterprise to local and regional conditions. See, for example, Florencia
Mallon, The Defense of Community in Peru's Central Highlands: Peasant
Struggle and Capitalist Transition,
1860-1940
(Princeton: Princeton Uni-
versity Press,
1983),
and Barbara Weinstein, The Amazon Rubber Boom,
1850-1920
(Stanford: Stanford University Press,
1983).
3.
Francisco Iglesias, Politica econotnica do govern0 provincial mineiro
(1835-1889)
(Rio de Janeiro: Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura,
1958);
and
John D. Wirth, Minas Gerais in the Brazilian Federation,
1889-1937
(Stan-
ford: Stanford University Press,
1977).
4. Iraci del Nero da Costa, Vila Rica: populaciio
(1719-1826)
(Sao Paulo:
Instituto de Pesquisas Economicas,
1979);
Francisco Vidal Luna, Minas
Gerais: escravos e senhores: analise da estrutura populacional e econo-
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