Spain's Declining Power In South America, 1730-1806 by Bernard MosesSpain's Declining Power In South America, 1730-1806 by Bernard Moses

Spain's Declining Power In South America, 1730-1806

byBernard Moses

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE BRITISH CAPTURE AND LOSS OF BUENOS AIRES I. The trade of Buenos Aires. II. Plans of Great Britain respecting South America. III. The British advance and capture of the city. IV. Liniers and the overthrow of Beresford. V. The cabildo and Liniers in power. VI. British reinforcements and the recall of Popham. VII. The final British attack and failure. The second attempt to overthrow from without the rule of Spain in South America was directed against the viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata. After the extension of commercial freedom in 1778, there was a noteworthy increase of shipping at Buenos Aires. In the three years from 1792 to 1795 forty-seven vessels left that port, and fiftythree vessels arrived from Spain. The value of the exportations and the importations for this period amounted to somewhat more than $8,000,000. There was also a great increase in the internal trade. Mendoza and San Juan sold annually large quantities of wine and brandy; and Tucuman had an extensive trade in hides and textile fabrics. Paraguay's trade was chiefly in mate, tobacco, and lumber. Of the mate exported, Chile consumed about 4,000,000 pounds, and paid for it with exported gold and silver. The mules sent to Peru from the eastern provinces of the viceroyalty were driven by easy stages to Salta, where they were kept over the winter; and in the spring they were taken to Potosi. In the province of Buenos Aires they cost at that time between three and four dollars a head, but at Potosi they brought eight or nine dollars a head. In case they were taken farther into the country, they brought a larger price, amounting in some places to forty or fifty dollars apiece. They were required in Peru for use in the mines, but the hard conditions under which they worked caused...
Title:Spain's Declining Power In South America, 1730-1806Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217557384

ISBN - 13:9780217557382