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British Lions: Business and Politics in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the political and economic environment of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain from which Weetman Pearson emerged to build his Mexican business empire. It explains that Pearson ... More


The Foundations of a Business Empire: The Gran Canal in Mexico, 1889–1900

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the first contract of Weetman Pearson in Mexico which was the construction of a drainage canal in Mexico City. It suggests that the Gran Canal project was one of the most ... More


The Extension of Empire: The Tehnantepec National Railway, 1896–1918

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Weetman Pearson's reconstruction and management of the Tehuantepec National Railway in Mexico. It discusses the factors that were instrumental in winning this contract, ... More


The Birth of El Aguila and the Apotheosis of Empire, 1901–10

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Weetman Pearson's oil business in Mexico during the period from 1091 to 1019. It discusses his formation of El Aguila and describes the early difficulties he encountered in ... More


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

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the historical and historiographical context of Weetman Pearson's arrival in Mexico from the perspective of British-Mexican relations in the nineteenth century. It explains that ... More


British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Paul Garner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

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 ... More


Conclusions

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the successful career of British engineer and oil industrialist Weetman Pearson in Mexico. It explains the five factors that contributed to ... More


Introduction

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introduction chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the contribution of British engineer and oil industrialist Weetman Pearson on national development in Mexico in the late ... More


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