On-line version ISSN 0718-0462
VIVALLOS ESPINOZA, Carlos and BRITO PENA, Alejandra. Immigration and popular sectors in the coal mines of Lota and Coronel (Chile 1850-1900). Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, n.501, pp. 73-94. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622010000100005.
This work seeks to rebuild the first population movements towards the coal mines of Lota and Coronel in the second half of the 19 century, starting from the information contained in the marriage registers of Coronel's chapel. This process developed in three consecutive steps, reaching a stabilization point towards the first years of the decade of the 1870s. Finally, the increase of the population is closely related to productive diversity and the modernization of the mining cities.
Keywords : Migration; popular sectors; coal mining; Lota and Coronel; Chile.