Los Indianos Y Sus Redes Personales Y Empresariales En El Colonialismo Español Del Siglo Xix: El Caso De José Xifré Y Casas

Translated title of the contribution: The indianos and their personal and business networks in the Nineteenth Century Spanish colonialism: The case of José Xifré y Casas

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to describe and analyze the personal entrepreneur network of José Xifre y Casas, a distinguished «indiano» in Catalonia. The paper examines how his accumulated capital in the Americas, particularly in Cuba, was transferred to Europe, and it also examines who participated in that process. The first finding is the existence of some general agents such as Antonio Milà de la Roca, José Antonio Vidal y Pascual and Pedro Harmony, who functioned as «nodes» in Xifre's network. Secondly, his personal network was an integral part of a wider fabric of Catalan emigration in the 19th century, and many of those who supported his enterprise were from Vilanova, a main starting point for the transatlantic population flow. Lastly Xifré's network is examined in the overall context of colonial rule of Spain. His connections extended to people like Miguel Tacón, Joaquín Gómez and other influential policy-makers in colonial Cuba.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)125-144
Number of pages20
JournalIlles i Imperis
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Colonialism
Business Networks
Cuba
Emigration
Colonies
Enterprise
Harmony
Colonial Rule
Politicians
Catalonia
Spain
Entrepreneurs
Transatlantic

Keywords

  • Capital transfer
  • Catalan emigratión
  • Indianos
  • Network analysis
  • Spanish colonialism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History

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