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Author Garner, Paul.

Title British Lions and Mexican Eagles : Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889-1919
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. 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; 2. British Lions: Business and Politics in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain; 3. The Foundations of a Business Empire: The Gran Canal in Mexico, 1889-1900; 4. The Extension of Empire: The Tehuantepec National Railway, 1896-1918; 5. The Birth of El Aguila and the Apotheosis of Empire, 1901-10
6. The Empire Strikes Back: Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1911-137. The Unravelling of Empire: Civil War and World War, 1914-19; Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Between 1889 and 1919, Weetman Pearson became one of the world's most important engineering contractors, a pioneer in the international oil industry, and one of Britain's wealthiest men. At the center of his global business empire were his interests in Mexico. While Pearson's extraordinary success in Mexico took place within the context of unprecedented levels of British trade with and investment in Latin America, Garner argues that Pearson should be understood less as an agent of British imperialism than as an agent of Porfirian state building and modernization. Pearson was able to secure con
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Subject Cowdray, Weetman Pearson, Viscount, 1856-1927.
Businessmen -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Corporations, British -- Mexico -- History.
Engineers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Relations -- Mexico.
Mexico -- History -- 1867-1910.
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920.
Mexico -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804779031