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Coercion, Culture and Debt Contracts: The Henequen Industry in Yucatan, Mexico, 1870-1915

Lee Alston, Shannan Mattiace, Tomas Nonnenmacher

NBER Working Paper No. 13852
Issued in March 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

For comments we thank Dan Bogart, Steve Casler, Alan Dye, Paul Eiss, Stanley Engerman, Herbert Nickel, Piedad Peniche, Andrew Seltzer, Allen Wells, and participants at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the International Society of the New Institutional Economics and the 2007 Yucatan in Pennsylvania Roundtable. We kindly acknowledge Pedro Bracamonte y Sosa, Maritza Arrigunaga, Herbert J. Nickel and the Church of the Latter Day Saints for supplying us data and Abraham Morales for research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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