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The 1st full-length survey of Britain's position in Latin the USA as an entire from the early 1800s to the Nineteen Fifties, whilst impression within the sector handed to the us. Rory Miller examines the explanations for the increase and decline of British impression, and reappraises its effect at the Latin American states. Did it, as frequently claimed, circumscribe their political autonomy and inhibit their monetary improvement? This sustained case examine of imperialism and dependency could have an curiosity past Latin American experts by myself.
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Studies o f nineteenth-century leaders like Francia and Rosas concentrated on their attem pts to restrict the grow th o f British interests and to lead their countries on an autonom ous road to development. Later nationalist presidents like Balmaceda or Batlle could be interpreted in a similar light. Historical episodes in which the British governm ent or commercial interests were supposed to have encouraged and intervened in domestic strug gles also became symbols o f imperialism. These included events like the Anglo—French intervention in Mexico (1861-62); the Paraguayan War o f 1865-70, in which Paraguay fought the Triple Alliance o f Argentina, Brazil and U ruguay; the Pacific War o f 1879-83 between Peru, Bolivia and Chile; the Chilean Civil War o f 1891; the A nglo-G erm an blockade o f Venezuela in 1902-03; the Mexican Revolution; and the Argentine coup o f 1930.
Gallagher and R obinson, ‘Imperialism o f Free Trade’, 1. Gallagher and R obinson, ‘Imperialism o f Free Trade’, 10. Ferns, ‘Britain’s Informal Em pire’, 63. Ferns, Britain and Argentina, p. 488. Platt, ‘Further O bjections’, 84. Platt, ‘E conom ic Imperialism and the Businessm an’, 308. 25 Britain and Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Platt, Business Imperialism, p. 13. Winn, ‘Britain’s Informal Empire in U rugu ay’, 121. See Furtado, Economic Development, pp. 30-9 and 151-2.
O ver the long term , therefore, and contrary to the assumptions o f liberal theorists, the distribution o f benefits from increased trade and investm ent was asymmetrical. The m ost developed sum m ary o f ‘structuralist’ views about the historical relationship between Latin America and Britain can be found in Celso Furtado’s w ell-know n Economic Development o f Latin America (1970). In Furtado’s view, the developmental effects o f foreign trade and investm ent before 1914 were limited because Britain and other industrial countries retained control o f finance and technology, especially the supply o f capital goods.
Britain and Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by R. Miller, Visit Amazon's Rory Miller Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Rory Miller,