By Leslie Bethell
Argentina considering Independence brings jointly seven chapters from Volumes three, five, and eight of The Cambridge historical past of Latin the USA to supply in one quantity an financial, social, and political heritage of Argentina in view that independence. each one bankruptcy is observed via a bibliographical essay.
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The domination of the economy by the estancia was continued and completed under Rosas. At the beginning of his regime much of the territory which eventually constituted the province of Buenos Aires was still controlled by Indians. And even within the frontier, north of the Salado, there were large areas unoccupied by whites. Rosas stood for a policy of territorial settlement and expansion. The Desert Campaign of 18 3 3 added thousands of square miles south of the Rio Negro to the province of Buenos Aires, together with new resources, new security and the confidence born of a great victory over the Indians.
When priorities were tested, Rosas did not even make a pretence of governing 'popularly'. The contrast between military and social spending reflected circumstances as well as values. The enemy within, conflict with other provinces and with foreign powers, and the obligation to succour his allies in the interior, all caused Rosas to maintain a heavy defence budget. Some of these choices were forced upon him, others were preferred policy, yet others reflected a universal indifference towards welfare.
3 per cent, in a total population of 40,398, and most of the blacks were slaves. Slave numbers were depleted during the wars of independence, when emancipation was offered in return for military service, and military service often led to death. 3 per cent, were slaves. 71 per cent. Mortality rates were higher among non whites than among whites, and much higher among mulattos and free blacks than among slaves. Yet from 1822 to 1838 the number of non whites remained stationary, as their ranks were replenished from abroad.
Argentina since Independence by Leslie Bethell