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Author Miller, Rory.

Title Britain and Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (342 pages)
Series Studies In Modern History
Studies In Modern History
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures and Maps; Abbreviations; Glossary; Preface; 1. Introduction; The growth and decline of British interests; The evolution of Latin America; Questions and controversies; The themes of this book; 2. The Origins of British Interest in Latin America: the Colonial and Independence Eras; British trade and the Spanish empire before independence; England and the Portuguese empire in the eighteenth century; The independence period, 1806-1825; Conclusion
3. The British Government and Latin America from Independence to 1914The fifty years after independence; The government and Latin America, 1870-1914; Conclusion; 4. Latin America and British Business in the First Half-Century after Independence; The trade; The merchants; Latin America and the British commercial presence; British investment; Conclusion; 5. The Merchants and Trade, 1870-1914; The merchants; The Latin American export trade; The debate about British exports; Conclusion; 6. The Investment Boom and its Consequences, 1870-1914; The pattern of investment; Latin American public debt
Company formationConsequences and problems of investment; Conclusion; 7. Three Perspectives on the Links with Britain before 1914: Argentina, Brazil and Chile; Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Conclusion; 8. The First World War and its Aftermath; The First World War; The postwar decade: the British viewpoint; The postwar decade: the Latin American viewpoint; Argentina, Brazil and the British connexion in the 1920s; Conclusion; 9. The Loss of British Influence: the Great Depression and the Second World War; Trade and investment in the 1930s; Argentina, Brazil and Britain in the 1930s
The Second World WarThe postwar years; Conclusion; 10. The Relationship between Britain and Latin America in Retrospect; The dynamics of the relationship; Questions of imperialism and dependency; Epilogue: Britain and Latin America since 1950; Appendix: Chronological Table; Bibliographical Essay; Select Bibliography; Maps; Index
Summary The first full-length survey of Britain's role in Latin America as a whole from the early 1800s to the 1950s, when influence in the region passed to the United States. Rory Miller examines the reasons for the rise and decline of British influence, and reappraises its impact on the Latin American states. Did it, as often claimed, circumscribe their political autonomy and inhibit their economic development? This sustained case study of imperialism and dependency will have an interest beyond Latin American specialists alone
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Subject Investments, British -- Latin America -- History
International economic relations.
Investments, British.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Great Britain -- Commerce -- Latin America -- History
Great Britain -- Foreign economic relations -- Latin America -- History
Latin America -- Foreign economic relations -- Great Britain -- History
Great Britain.
Latin America.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317870298