REPLY: Colonial gold mining, esp. Brazil

Dear Vera,
I will add some:

Claudia Leal's first chapter of her book Landscapes of freedom does an excellent job showing how gold was crucial for both the enslavement of thousands of Africans and their emancipation. It cites also a lot of the relevant work on mining in New Granada, in the colonial period.

Colonial Placer Mining in New Granada written by Robert West is a classic, with a lot of detailed information for mining in the Spanish America.

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