By Ann Twinam

The population of the dept of Antioquía in north-central Colombia have performed a special function in that country's financial background. throughout the colonial interval Antioqueño placer miners provided a considerable component to New Granada's gold exports. Their nineteenth-century descendants pioneered investments in lode mining, colonization, foreign trade, banking, inventory elevating, tobacco, and low. within the 20th century, Antioqueños initiated the industrialization of the local capital, Medellín.

Many theories were set forth to account for the unique power and initiative of Antioqueños. they vary from ethnic and mental interpretations (Antioqueños are descended from Jews or Basques; they're pushed to be successful due to prestige deprivation) to historic causes that emphasize their geographic isolation, mining history, or the coffee-export economic climate. In Miners, retailers, and Farmers in Colonial Colombia, Ann Twinam evaluations those theories and units forth her personal revisionist interpretation of Antioqueño company. instead of emphasize the alien or deviant in Antioqueño psychology or tradition, Twinam re-creates the region's overdue colonial fiscal and social constitution and attributes the origins of Antioqueño company to a specific mixture of human and normal assets that directed the region's improvement towards capital accumulation and reinvestment.

Although the prevailing barriers in their colonial atmosphere can have pressured Antioqueños alongside enterprising pathways at first, the continuation of Antioqueño investments to the current day means that their version to a selected fiscal fact grew to become a lifestyle transcending the old stipulations that created it.

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