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British lions and Mexican eagles : business, politics, and empire in the career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889-1919

Author: Paul H Garner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first balanced account of the rise and fall of the Mexican business empire of nineteenth-century British entrepreneur Weetman Pearson (Lord Cowdray), showing him to be much more an agent of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biografías
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Garner
ISBN: 9780804774451 0804774455
OCLC Number: 807358038
Description: x, 319 p. : il., mapas ; 24 cm
Contents: Weetman Pearson in historical and historiographical context : British-Mexican relations, informal empire, Mexican national development, and the rise of global business in the late nineteenth century --
British lions : business and politics in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain --
The foundations of a business empire : the Gran Canal in Mexico, 1889-1900 --
The extension of empire : the Tehuantepec National Railway, 1896-1918 --
The birth of El Aguila and the apotheosis of empire, 1901-10 --
The empire strikes back : revolution and counter-revolution 1911-13 --
The unravelling of empire : civil war and World War 1914-19.
Responsibility: Paul Garner.

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