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Trade and gunboats : the United States and Brazil in the age of empire

Author: Steven Topik
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Late-19th-century US commercial policies were chiefly business-driven but met with little success in Brazil because US business leaders were largely ignorant of market conditions there. Brazil, for its part, was disappointed in its hopes for privileged access to the US sugar market. These commercial and diplomatic relations, even though imperfectly realized, did support development of republican institutions in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Topik
ISBN: 0804726027 9780804726023 0804740186 9780804740180
OCLC Number: 34283556
Description: viii, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The United States in the Gilded Age --
2. Target: Latin America --
3. Brazil: From Monarchy to Republic --
4. Brazil Debates the Treaty --
5. The Iron Marshal and the Northern Giant --
6. The Democrats Take Over --
7. Of Revolts and Gunboats --
8. Flint's Fleet --
9. Yankee Traders in Brazil --
10. Aftermath.
Responsibility: Steven C. Topik.
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This book is the first study of U.S.-Brazilian relations that seriously examines the internal politics and economics of both countries and how they played themselves out in the late nineteenth  Read more...

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