Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Comerciantes y desarrollo urbano: la ciudad y puerto de Verazcruz en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII

Carmen Blázquez Domínguez

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This paper examines the Veracruz urban harbour’s development during the second half of the XVIIIth century. This development had to show the power of the Spanish and creole people, related to the trade business, and also to identify the changes that lead the merchants in the urban and harbour’s administration through the local corporations. Althoug the urban features were already outlined since 18th century, the crown military needs carried to the city fortification while the merchants alerted reforms

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