The research project intends to establish the long term connections between the colonial policies and the economic and social growth in the Spanish insular colonies, in Cuba and the Philippines chiefly. The limit dates of this inquiry are placed between the mid eighteenth century and the 1920s decade. The impact of the tax policies implemented since the Imperial crisis, the real starting point of the modernisation of the Spanish possessions, will be precisely studied. Furthermore, the institutional framework that was placed in the colonies will be analyzed. The growth of new economic sectors (sugar and tobacco in Cuba; Manila hemp, sugar and tobacco in the Philippines) will modify the relationships between those possessions, the international economy and the colonial bond with the metropolis. All of this aspects will be studied with great detail in order to provide a balance of the impact
|Effective start/end date
|8/07/94 → 8/07/97
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