9781469654386-1469654385-Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Published by the Omohundro ... and the University of North Carolina Press)

Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Published by the Omohundro ... and the University of North Carolina Press)

ISBN-13: 9781469654386
ISBN-10: 1469654385
Author: Bigelow, Allison Margaret
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 376 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469654386
ISBN-10: 1469654385
Author: Bigelow, Allison Margaret
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 376 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bigelow, Allison Margaret wrote Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Published by the Omohundro ... and the University of North Carolina Press) comprising 376 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469654385 and 9781469654386. Since then Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Published by the Omohundro ... and the University of North Carolina Press) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Mineral wealth from the Americas underwrote and undergirded European colonization of the New World; American gold and silver enriched Spain, funded the slave trade, and spurred Spain's northern European competitors to become Atlantic powers. Building upon works that have narrated this global history of American mining in economic and labor terms, Mining Language is the first book-length study of the technical and scientific vocabularies that miners developed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as they engaged with metallic materials. This language-centric focus enables Allison Bigelow to document the crucial intellectual contributions Indigenous and African miners made to the very engine of European colonialism.

By carefully parsing the writings of well-known figures such as Cristobal Colon and Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes and lesser-known writers such Alvaro Alonso Barba, a Spanish priest who spent most of his life in the Andes, Bigelow uncovers the ways in which Indigenous and African metallurgists aided or resisted imperial mining endeavors, shaped critical scientific practices, and offered imaginative visions of metalwork. Her creative linguistic and visual analyses of archival fragments, images, and texts in languages as diverse as Spanish and Quechua also allow her to reconstruct the processes that led to the silencing of these voices in European print culture.

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