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Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Andrew Konove

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

For more than three hundred years, Mexico City’s Baratillo marketplace was synonymous with crime, vice, and the most disreputable elements of urban society. Despite countless attempts to disband it, ... More


Introduction

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction outlines the argument and principal contributions of the book. It argues that the Baratillo and the larger shadow economy in Mexico City have been essential to the economic and ... More


A Pernicious Commerce

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the efforts of New Spain’s last Habsburg viceroys to eliminate the Baratillo in the late 1680s and 1690s, focusing on the 1692 riot that ravaged the Plaza Mayor. Following the ... More


The Baratillo and the Enlightened City

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the Baratillo’s role in Enlightenment-era reforms to Mexico City’s public administration and built environment. While New Spain’s Bourbon rulers took a number of steps to ... More


Shadow Economics

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter moves from an analysis of elite debates over urban renewal to an examination of the quotidian transactions of the Baratillo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The shadow ... More


The Dictator, the Ayuntamiento, and the Baratillo

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter takes readers into the national period with a focus on a largely-forgotten urban renewal campaign that the nineteenth-century strongman Antonio López de Santa Anna and the Mexico City ... More


Free Trading in the Restored Republic

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on an 1872 court case that divided vendors in the Baratillo and pitted them against the Mexico City Ayuntamiento. The case drew the attention of some of Mexico’s most prominent ... More


Order, Progress, and the Black Market

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the Baratillo’s relationship with Porfirian Mexico City, when the country’s autocratic president Porfirio Díaz sought to modernize the nation and its capital city in the late ... More


Epilogue: The Baratillo and Tepito

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The epilogue briefly traces the intertwined histories of the Baratillo and the neighborhood of Tepito in the twentieth century. Like many other decisions regarding the Baratillo, its move to Tepito ... More


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