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Empire and RevolutionThe Americans in Mexico since the Civil War$
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John Mason Hart

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223240

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223240.001.0001

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Rival Concessionaires

Rival Concessionaires

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(p.46) 2 Rival Concessionaires
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Empire and Revolution
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JOHN MASON HART

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0003

This chapter discusses issues concerning the emergence of rivalry in land concessions in Mexico. It explains that when the American financiers, railroad men, and politicians entered Mexico they became enmeshed in land disputes and class hostilities that pre-dated their arrival. It highlights the participation of American military, political, and business leaders in overthrowing the government of Sebastian Lerdo by charging him of corruption and by supporting Porfirio Díaz. This was the first engagement in which the American elite mustered itself against a duly constituted, elected, and internationally recognized government in what is now called the developing world.

Keywords:   land concessions, Mexico, American financiers, railroad men, politicians, land disputes, Sebastian Lerdo, Porfirio Díaz, developing world

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