Reading Questions for Lane 46-116
Read Kris Lane’s Potosí: The Silver City that Changed the World (through p. 116) then complete these reading questions as a word document and submit it to blackboard. This assignment may be turned in at any time during Section II, but should be turned in by the end of Section II (4/1)
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1. How was labor and production organized in the mines of Potosí? How does Lane revise previous histories of mining in Potosí? How did silver production merge European and Andean technologies?
2. Describe the urban history of Potosí. What enterprises, practices, and diversions (aside from silver) proliferated in this city? How would you describe the demographics of its population?