Andrew Konove

Andrew Konove

Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Andrew Konove
Andrew Konove is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research focuses on the economies of everyday life in Mexico and Spanish America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. At the Warren Center, he will be working on his current book project, Making Change: Money, Trust, and Sovereignty in Hispanic America, 1750-1850, which examines the history of small money during Latin America’s independence era. His first book, Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy of Mexico City (University of California Press, 2018), traced the history of Mexico City’s infamous Baratillo marketplace from the seventeenth century to the present day, revealing the centrality of extralegal commerce to the capital’s economy and politics. It received the Social Science Book Prize from the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association and was a finalist for the Business History Conference’s Hagley Prize. His work has appeared in the Journal of Urban History, The Americas, and The Colonial Latin American Review.

 

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