Chapter 4. Britain, the Argentine and Informal Empire: Rethinking the Role of Railway Companies

  1. Matthew Brown Lecturer
  1. Colin M. Lewis Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 21 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306613.ch4

Informal Empire in Latin America: Culture, Commerce and Capital

Informal Empire in Latin America: Culture, Commerce and Capital

How to Cite

Lewis, C. M. (2009) Britain, the Argentine and Informal Empire: Rethinking the Role of Railway Companies, in Informal Empire in Latin America: Culture, Commerce and Capital (ed M. Brown), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306613.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. London School of Economics, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

Book Series:

  1. The Bulletin of Latin American Research

Book Series Editors:

  1. Jean Grugel,
  2. David Howard,
  3. Tony Kapcia and
  4. Geoffrey Kantaris

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179324

Online ISBN: 9781444306613

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Keywords:

  • Informal Empire, Economic Imperialism and the British–Argentinian Connexion;
  • ‘British’ Railways and Argentinian Development- Contemporary Perceptions and the Historiography;
  • ‘Anglo-Criollo’ or British? Agents of National Development or Vectors of Imperialism?;
  • Railway Mania and Imperialism- Competition, Collaboration or Imperialist Consolidation;
  • Revisiting the Railway Literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Informal Empire, Economic Imperialism and the British-Connexion

  • ‘British’ Railways and Argentinian Development: Contemporary Perceptions and the Historiography

  • ‘Anglo-Criollo’ or British? Agents of National Development or Vectors of Imperialism?

  • Railway Mania and Imperialism: Competition, Collaboration or Imperialist Consolidation

  • Revisiting the Railway Literature

  • Conclusion