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Empire and Revolution The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0520246713

ISBN-13: 9780520246713

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Mason Hart

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The deep relationship between the United States and Mexico has had repercussions felt around the world. This sweeping and unprecedented chronicle of the economic and social connections between the two nations opens a new window onto history from the Civil War to today and brilliantly illuminates the course of events that made the United States a global empire. The Mexican Revolution, Manifest Destiny, World War II, and NAFTA are all part of the story, but John Mason Hart's narrative transcends these moments of economic and political drama, resonating with the themes of wealth and power. Combining economic and historical analysis with personal memoirs and vivid descriptions of key episodes…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 690
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

John Mason Hart is Professor of History at the University of Houston. His previous books include Revolutionary Mexico: The Coming and Process of the Mexican Revolution, Tenth Anniversary edition (California 1998).

Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction. Imperial Ambition Part I. The Rise of American Influence, 1865-1876 1. Arms and Capital 2. Rival Concessionaires Part II. The DIaz Regime, 1876-1910 3. Ubiquitous Financiers 4. Building the Railroads 5. Silver, Copper, Gold, and Oil 6. Absentee Landlords 7. Resident American Elite 8. Boomers, Sooners, and Settlers Part III. The Years of Revolution, 1910-1940 9. Mexico for the Mexicans 10. Interventions and Firestorms 11. Crisis in the New Regime 12. Nationalization of Land and Industry Part IV. The Reencounter, 1940-2000 13. Cooperation and Accommodation 14. Return of the American Financiers 15. Mexico in the New World Order Conclusion.…