Possible Paradises: Basque Emigration to Latin America

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University of Nevada Press, 2004 - 568 עמודים
From Columbus's first voyage to "the Indies" in 1492, Basques participated in Spain's American enterprise. Supported by centuries of experience as mariners, shipbuilders, traders, miners, and ironworkers; encouraged toward emigration by restrictive inheritance laws and a land-poor territory; and conditioned by a culture that prized hard work and social solidarity, the Basques were poised to play a significant role in the exploration and development of the New World. The first Basques arrived with Columbus, and well into the twentieth century they continued to arrive seeking livelihood and refuge.

Possible Paradises, José Manuel Azcona Pastor's engaging and meticulously researched study of Basque emigration to the Americas, is a path breaking work of monumental importance. Ranging over the entire former Spanish American empire from Tierra del Fuego to the U.S. Southwest and covering over five centuries of history, Azcona examines the roles and fates of the Basques who came to the New World. He also studies the impact of the New World on the Basque Country, from the importance in the modern Basque diet of such American foodstuffs as corn and beans to the encouragement given to traditional Basque industries by the colonizers' demand for ships and iron tools. He considers the role of Basques in the Spanish imperial expeditions of exploration and conquest; their participation in transatlantic commerce and communication.

The Basque diaspora, although worldwide in dimension, has had its greatest presence and importance in the Americas. Azcona's pioneering study views the Basque presence in the New World through the broadest possible lens, linking Basque communities and activities from Argentina to the North American West.

Foreword by William A. Douglass. Translation by Roland Vazquez.
 

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Chapter
24
Chapter Three
74
TABLES
93
of Peru 17351803
102
Chapter Four
123
GRAPHS
136
in the Basque Country 15411980
155
Basque Country 15411980
161
Chapter Seven
294
Chapter Eight
359
Chapter Nine
392
Chapter
406
Appendix 1
415
Appendix 2
421
Notes
473
Bibliography
507

Chapter Five
162
in the 18th Century
181
Chapter
227

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José Manuel Azcona Pastor, professor of contemporary history at Rey Juan Carlos University since 1987, has published numerous books about Basque emigration and Spanish history. Possible Paradisesis his first book in English.

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