The British in Latin America: Material Evidence of Empire and Beyond

  • Pedro Paulo A. Funari
Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)


The chapter starts by introducing England in the European context, since the Middle Age, and in modern times including Latin America. It then turns to the chapters in the volume dealing with the archaeology of the British in the subcontinent in relation to capitalism, modernity, dominant ideology, and resistance. It concludes by emphasizing the challenges and opportunities for historical archaeologists studying the British in Latin America.


British capitalism Resistance Consumerism Industrial technology Patronage 



I owe thanks to Luis Felipe Bate, Leslie Bethell, Tim Champion, Nark Leone, Barbara Little, Charles E. Orser, Robert Paynter, Paul Shackel, and Richard Wilk. I must also mention the support of the Brazilian Science Foundation (CNPq), the São Paulo State Science Foundation (FAPESP), and the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). I am solely responsible for the ideas.


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  • Pedro Paulo A. Funari
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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