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The Leverage of Labor: Managing the Cortés Haciendas in Tehuantepec, 1588–1688
by Lolita Gutiérrez Brockington
Duke University Press, 1989
Cloth: 978-0-8223-0884-3
Library of Congress Classification HD8119.T44B76 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.097274

This work is an ethnohistorical investigation of the social and economic structure of the vast estates granted to the Cortés family in southern Mexico. Lolita Gutiérrez Brockington deals with landholding patterns, agricultural production, and the social organization and use of native Indian and African slave labor on these estates, thereby shedding a great deal of light on this little-known early colonial period.

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