Britain and Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth by R. Miller, Visit Amazon's Rory Miller Page, search results,

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The 1st full-length survey of Britain's position in Latin the United States as a complete from the early 1800s to the Fifties, whilst impression within the quarter handed to the U.S.. Rory Miller examines the explanations for the increase and decline of British impression, and reappraises its influence at the Latin American states. Did it, as usually claimed, circumscribe their political autonomy and inhibit their financial improvement? This sustained case examine of imperialism and dependency could have an curiosity past Latin American experts alone.

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Alongside these dissenting views from elite intellectuals and rightwing nationalists, criticisms o f the relationship w ith Britain also began to appear from the left. The developm ent o f M arxist theories o f imperialism in Europe in the early twentieth century linked the industrial countries’ needs for cheap raw materials and food and for outlets for manufactures and capital to the grow th o f finance capitalism in Europe and the scramble for colonies in Africa and Asia which had occurred since the 1880s.

However, merchants in Kingston traded actively w ith Spanish colonists on the Caribbean mainland both in peace and in war throughout the century; the coastguard fleet based in Cartagena and responsible for halting sm uggling actually relied on Jamaican re-exports o f N orth American flour. Another route for contraband passed through the grow ing British logw ood settlements in Central America. From the Caribbean and Atlantic ports o f the Spanish empire foreign goods then reached the M esoamerican and Andean highlands and the Pacific seaboard.

The organisation is partly chronological, partly the­ matic. Chapter T w o surveys the eighteenth-century links between Latin America and Britain and the process o f independence. The next five chapters, covering the core period o f British influence in Latin America between independence and 1914, concentrate on a num ber 24 Introduction o f themes: the role o f British governm ent officials; the controversies about the first half-century after independence; the expansion o f trade and the role o f merchants; the grow th o f investm ent and the behaviour o f businessmen; and the specific cases o f Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

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