The Goytisolo. From landowers in Cienfuegos to real state owners in Barcelona

Authors

  • Martín Rodrigo Alharilla Universitat Pompeu Fabra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v1i23.19463

Keywords:

Cuba, Sugar, Capital Transfer, Catalonia

Abstract

This article is a case study analysis about the mechanisms and tools used to transfer capital from the Cuban economy to the Iberian Peninsula during the second half of the XIXth century, based on the study of different landowners whose wealth came from the central area of the island of Cuba –particularly Agustin Goytisolo. The aim is to contribute new elements in the current debate about the importance that Antille capitals might have had in nineteenth-century Catalan economy, as well as to indicate that either Catalonia or Spain were central spaces for the investment of the profits that the Cuban sugar economy produced –in contrast to dominant ideas about the direction of such investment.

Published

2017-07-18

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Section

Articles