Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana Dr. Emilio Ravignani
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PEREZ, Mariana A. En busca de mejor fortuna: Movilidad ocupacional y espacial de los inmigrantes españoles pobres en el Buenos Aires tardo-colonial. Bol. Inst. Hist. Argent. Am. Dr. Emilio Ravignani [online]. 2010, n.32, pp. 11-39. ISSN 1850-2563.
During the late colonial period, numerous Spaniards immigrated to Buenos Aires, encouraged by the economic prosperity of the River Plate region. The vast majority belonged to the popular classes: they were soldiers, sailors, artisans, filled the low ranks of the bureaucracy and, most of them, were small merchants. Their lives in the River Plate were characterized by a strong spatial and occupational mobility, specially during the first years after their arrival. This paper analyzes this aspect of their migratory experiences through the study of population records and criminal procedures.
Palabras clave : Spaniards immigrants; Viceroyalty; Occupational mobility; Spatial mobility.