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Title Mining language : racial thinking, indigenous knowledge, and colonial metallurgy in the early modern Iberian world / Allison Margaret Bigelow.
Author Bigelow, Allison Margaret, author.
Publication Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Call # eBOOK
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Mineral wealth from the Americas underwrote and undergirded European colonization of the New World; American gold and silver enriched Spain, funded the slave trade, and spurred Spain's northern European competitors to become Atlantic powers. Building upon works that have narrated this global history of American mining in economic and labor terms, Mining language is the first book-length study of the technical and scientific vocabularies that miners developed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as they engaged with metallic materials. This language-centric focus enables Allison Bigelow to document the crucial intellectual contributions Indigenous and African miners made to the very engine of European colonialism"-- Provided by publisher
Note Description based on print version record
Subject Mineral industries -- Latin America -- Language -- History.
Mines and mineral resources -- Latin America -- History.
Language and culture -- Latin America -- History.
Indians -- Language -- Influence on Spanish.
Indians -- Language -- Influence on Portuguese.
African languages -- Latin America -- Influence on Spanish.
African languages -- Latin America -- Influence on Portuguese.
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
African languages -- Influence on Spanish. (OCoLC)fst00799813
Language and culture. (OCoLC)fst00992135
Mines and mineral resources. (OCoLC)fst01022541
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Project Muse, distributor.
Related To Print version: Bigelow, Allison Margaret. Mining language. Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020] 9781469654386 (DLC) 2019052077 (OCoLC)1119760078
ISBN 9781469654409 electronic bk.
1469654407 electronic bk.
9781469654393 (electronic bk.)
1469654393 (electronic bk.)

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