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distribución racional y “equitativa” de granos durante carestías
experimentadas en la ciudad en la ciudad de Mérida entre 1790 y 1827.
This article focuses on the importance of government interventionism in
the local market and grain trade primarily in contexts of food crisis. It is
pointed out that from the Bourbon governments an intense war against the
speculators is established, resorting to coercive and regulative strategies such
as: regulation of weights and measures, pricing of staple foods, persecution of
hoarders. In addition, the motivations that led local authorities to establish
posts in the Yucatecan villages, and their impact on the agricultural, economic
and social structure are examined. Likewise, the role played by the urban
purpose, as an institution of food assistance and an essential instrument in the
implementation of food policy, is analyzed with the aim of achieving a rational
and "fair" distribution of grains during shortages experienced in the city in the
city of Merida between 1790 and 1827.
Palabras Clave
Pósitos, sequías, desabasto, especulación, Yucatán, colonias
españolas, México independiente
Grain deposits, droughts, shortage, speculation, Yucatan, Spanish
colonies, independent Mexico