This book describes how people of limited means within the Spanish American economy managed to get started and survive as entrepreneurs between 1750 and 1850. Based on ten years of research and a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, Professor Kinsbruner's cross-cultural profile of small retail grocers offers significant insights that cont
Table of Contents
Preface -- Basic Characteristics -- The Grocers as Entrepreneurs -- Capitalization and Profitability -- Problems of Grocery Store Ownership -- Conclusion -- Personal Profiles -- The Pulperos of Caracas in 1816: A Microview -- The Mexico City Grocers as Real Property Owners -- Capitalization of Some San Juan Pulperías and Tiendas de Mercería -- Dellplain Latin American Studies Published by Westview Press
Jay Kinsbruner is professor of history at Queens College and at the graduate center of the City University of New York.