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More precious than gold : the story of the Peruvian guano trade

More precious than gold : the story of the Peruvian guano trade

Author: D Hollett
Publisher: Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This work is most essentially concerned with the guano trade and its impact on Peru, the Peruvian people, South America, and international commerce. Central to the discussion, however, are the dual concepts of abuse and justice, as well as the nature of capitalism. Its thesis is that guano was another commodity central to a history of exploitation, torture, and other human rights abuses that were present in Inca  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hollett, D. (Dave).
More precious than gold.
Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Hollett
ISBN: 9780838641316 0838641318
OCLC Number: 145732836
Description: 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Peru : land of the Incas --
The conquest : gold, God, and glory --
From colony to Guano Republic --
Dawn of a new age --
Guano : the product and the politics --
Cape Horn and the Chincha Islands --
Chinese bondage in Peru --
The Lobos Islands adventure --
The Brocklebank Line and the Cape Horn South Pacific Traders --
William R. Grace & Company : the Casa Grace --
Peru moves into the 20th century --
The Casa Grace sails on.
Responsibility: David Hollett ; with a foreword by William M. Mathew.
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Covers the story of the international guano trade. This book outlines the fate of the unfortunates recruited to cut and load the guano. It explains how the Peruvian government mismanaged the trade,  Read more...


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