The World of Copper in the Nineteenth Century: An Introduction

Chris Evans, Olivia Saunders

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    Abstract

    This article contextualizes the so-called World of Copper, a period of growth and integration in the global copper industry under the hegemony of Swansea. It traces the dynamics of expansion and contraction in the mid-nineteenth century; it describes the organizational forms taken by mining and smelting companies; and it focuses on the importance of human movement for the burgeoning World of Copper.
    Translated title of the contributionThe World of Copper in the Nineteenth Century: An Introduction
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)9-26
    Number of pages18
    JournalRevista de Historia Social y de las Mentalidades
    Volume21
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017

    Keywords

    • copper
    • mining
    • international trade
    • Swansea
    • migrations

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