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A colonial counter economy: tobacco production on EspaƱola, 1500-1870

Author(s): Michiel Baud

Journal: Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
ISSN 0028-9930

Volume: 65;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 27;
Date: 1991;
Original page

Keywords: Dominican Republic | Haiti | economic history | agriculture | tobacco

Examination of some aspects of the peasant economy which in defiance of the central government was based on the cultivation of tobacco. The author emphasizes the dynamics of economic change on a local level in the Cibao. Tobacco cultivation created a mercantile class in the towns, which eventually became an important social force.
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