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América Latina en la historia económica

On-line version ISSN 2007-3496Print version ISSN 1405-2253

Abstract

ALVARENGA, Thiago  and  MANTUANO, Thiago. The Two Ends of the Crisis: The Bankruptcies of the Bank Houses in 1864 views from top to bottom. Am. Lat. Hist. Econ [online]. 2020, vol.27, n.3, e1043.  Epub June 19, 2020. ISSN 2007-3496.  https://doi.org/10.18232/alhe.1043.

This article aims to help elucidate one of the most critical moments of the recent Brazilian financial structure, the so-called Crisis de Souto, in 1864 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. For this, we use abundant quantified, serialized and georeferenced documentation, pointing out the nuances of the problems posed by the crisis with discursive sources that expand our analytical potential. We assume that it’s necessary to better understand the operation and business of bank houses and thus understand the reasons and the immediate effects of the crisis in that society. It’s not possible to underestimate the magnitude, scope and structuring nature of the Bank Houses for the nascent banking and financial system in the Plaza de Rio de Janeiro.

Keywords : Souto Crisis; bankruptcies; banking houses; savings.

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