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Britain and the World

The British in Argentina

Commerce, Settlers and Power, 1800–2000

Authors: Rock, David

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  • Written in an accessible, jargon-free style, appealing to scholars, students and the general reader alike
  • Draws on the author’s extensive fieldwork in Latin America and Europe, combining unexplored primary research with a rich range of secondary sources
  • Charts the major economic, social and political changes in the relationship between Britain and Argentina over two centuries
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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 authors

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Soldiers and Merchants

    Pages 1-41

    Rock, David

  • Diplomats, Settlers and Travellers

    Pages 43-80

    Rock, David

  • Empire Builders and Their Adversaries

    Pages 81-124

    Rock, David

  • Ranchers and Shepherds

    Pages 125-167

    Rock, David

  • Bankers and Investors

    Pages 169-204

    Rock, David

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97855-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97854-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British in Argentina
Book Subtitle
Commerce, Settlers and Power, 1800–2000
Authors
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97855-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97855-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-97854-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 424
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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