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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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Resident American Elite

Resident American Elite

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This chapter focuses on the resident American elite in Mexico. In the late 1890s and the early 1900s an impressive number of Americans bought great estates in Mexico and took up residence in them. The relatively low cost of land and houses allowed them to live in high style and to operate much larger businesses than that which would have been possible in the U.S. They were able establish colonies, ranches, farms, banks, mines, bars, brothels, and casinos. However, like their absentee and corporate counterparts, these new on-site landowning American capitalists exacerbated the tensions that had long existed in Mexican society over land seizures and labor practices.

Keywords:   American elite, Mexico, resident landowners, land, U.S., American capitalists, land seizures, labor practices

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