publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Textiles, Guano and Railroads: The Role of the United States in the Early Development Failures of Peru, 1818-1876

Bollinger, William;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
Peru's importance to the United States in the nineteenth century has been underappreciated because there were few instances of sharp conflict between the two nations. But, beginning with U.S. export of coarse cloth from new cotton mills just after Peruvian independence, continuing during the influence of Peruvian guano on U.S. "scientific agriculture," and then in the period of Peru's extraordinary effort to build trans-Andean railways, Peru exercised important influence on U.S. economy and imagination. This work traces the relationship of both "developing nations" from their early engagement through Peru's "guano era," with an emphasis on why the United States ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Latin American history, American history, Latin American studies, development, guano, oligarchy, Peruvian, railroads, textiles
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