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The British in Argentina: Commerce, Settlers and Power, 1800-2000 (Britain and the World) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

David Rock is Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and Senior Research Associate at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of several previous books on the history of Argentina in English and Spanish, of contributions to the Cambridge History of Latin America and of numerous articles. He is a recipient of the Herbert E. Bolton Prize in Latin American History, of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities of the United States.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783319978543
ISBN-10: 3319978543
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 17th, 2018
Pages: 424
Language: English
Series: Britain and the World