Latifundismo, representing a variety of jural types, has characterized land tenure in the Teotihuacán Valley since Aztec, very probably pre-Aztec, times. Throughout the colonia and until the inception of the Republic, the largest single landholder in the valley remained the cacique of Teotihuacán. While much extant literature contrasts the hacienda as a type with the estates of the native aristocracy, we suggest a functional similarity based on comparability of market articulation (including commodities produced and the land itself as commodity), of export work, of control of labor.
Research Article|January 01 2003
The Native Aristocracy and the Evolution of the Latifundio in the Teotihuacán Valley, 1521-1917
Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (1): 69-88.
William T. Sanders, Barbara J. Price; The Native Aristocracy and the Evolution of the Latifundio in the Teotihuacán Valley, 1521-1917. Ethnohistory 1 January 2003; 50 (1): 69–88. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-50-1-69
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