- Title Pages
- The American Passage to Mexico
- Introduction Imperial Ambition
1Arms and Capital
4Building the Railroads
5Silver, Copper, Gold, and Oil
7Resident American Elite
8Boomers, Sooners, and Settlers
9Mexico for the Mexicans
10Interventions and Firestorms
11Crisis in the New Regime
12Nationalization of Land and Industry
13Cooperation and Accommodation
14Return of the American Financiers
15Mexico in the New World Order
- Conclusion Imperial America
Appendix 1Partial List of American Landholdings and Ownership in Mexico, 100,000 Acres and More, 1910–1913
Appendix 2Partial List of American Properties of More Than 100,000 Acres or of Special Significance, Derived via Government Portions of Land Surveys or from the Land Survey Companies, 1876–1910
Appendix 3American Banking Syndicates Formed to Render Financial Support to Britain and Her Allies during World War I, September 1914–April 1917
- Notes on Archival Sources
Arms and Capital
Arms and Capital
- (p.8) (p.9) 1 Arms and Capital
- Empire and Revolution
JOHN MASON HART
- University of California Press
This chapter examines the history of the Americans' entry into Mexico. The American entry into Mexico was prompted by the growing economic strength, technological sophistication, and population of the U.S. combined with a political need to create a national ideology that stressed freedom and non-intervention by European nations in the affairs of the American Republics. The Americans and Mexicans interacted in a manner unprecedented for peoples not in a formalized colonial relationship. This interaction was prompted by local commerce and industry, the sharing of food, music, and clothing, and the merging of families through marriage, became extensive and profound.
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