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Ubiquitous Financiers

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the role of Americans as ubiquitous financiers in Mexico. Porfirio Díaz was determined to modernize what he believed was a poor and backward country and he viewed the Americans ... More


Silver, Copper, Gold, and Oil

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the exploration of Mexico's natural resources by the Americans. The nation contained major deposits of essential metals and one of the world's largest petroleum fields. The ... More


Resident American Elite

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the resident American elite in Mexico. In the late 1890s and the early 1900s an impressive number of Americans bought great estates in Mexico and took up residence in them. ... More


Absentee Landlords

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the American absentee landlords in Mexico. Inexpensive land, cheap labor, and valuable products caused wealthy and powerful Americans seeking profit to rush in and buy up ... More


Nationalization of Land and Industry

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0013
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the nationalization of land and industry in Mexico. During the administration of Plutarco Elías Calles from 1914 to 1928, more than one hundred million acres of Mexican land ... More


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