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The British in Argentina : commerce, settlers and power, 1800-2000 / David Rock.

Author/creator Rock, David, 1945- author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white).
Supplemental Content Ebook Central
Series Britain and the world
Britain and the world. ^A1108468
Contents Chapter 1: Soldiers and Merchants -- Chapter 2: Diplomats, Settlers and Travellers -- Chapter 3: Empire Builders and Their Adversaries -- Chapter 4: Ranchers and Shepherds -- Chapter 5: Bankers and Investors -- Chapter 6: Employees and Educators -- Chapter 7: Partners and Competitors -- Chapter 8: Britain and Perón -- Chapter 9: Epilogue: Pathways to Integration.
Abstract Drawing on largely unexplored nineteenth- and twentieth-century sources, this book offers an in-depth study of Britain's presence in Argentina. Its subjects include the nineteenth-century rise of British trade, merchants and explorers, of investment and railways, and of British imperialism. Spanning the period from the Napoleonic Wars until the end of the twentieth century, it provides a comprehensive history of the unique British community in Argentina. Later sections examine the decline of British influence in Argentina from World War I into the early 1950s. Finally, the book traces links between British multinationals and the political breakdown in Argentina of the 1970s and early 1980s, leading into dictatorship and the Falklands War. Combining economic, social and political history, this extensive volume offers new insights into both the historical development of Argentina and of British interests overseas.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Rock, David, 1945- British in Argentina. Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 9783319978543
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9783319978550 (electronic bk.)
ISBN3319978551 (electronic bk.)

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