• S. H. Steinberg
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In 1863 Peru, with an estimated area of 509,000 sq. miles and an estimated population of nearly 2·9m., had entered upon economic expansion, fostered by President Castilla (died 1862), supported by British capital and largely based on the exploitation of the guano deposits of the offshore islands and the saltpetre deposits in the Atacama desert. The Chincha Islands exported 313,479 tons of guano in 1863; their occupation by the Spaniards in 1864–66 was their last futile attempt at the reconquest of the Spanish-American empire.

República del Perú


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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