Oil, Banks, and Politics: The United States and Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1917-1924 [NOOK Book]

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Mexico was second only to the United States as the world’s largest oil producer in the years following the Mexican Revolution. As the revolutionary government became institutionalized, it sought to assure its control of Mexico’s oil resources through the Constitution of 1917, which returned subsoil rights to the nation. This comprehensive study explores the resulting struggle between oil producers, many of which were U.S. companies, and the Mexican government. Linda Hall goes beyond the diplomacy to look at the ...
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Oil, Banks, and Politics: The United States and Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1917-1924

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Overview

Mexico was second only to the United States as the world’s largest oil producer in the years following the Mexican Revolution. As the revolutionary government became institutionalized, it sought to assure its control of Mexico’s oil resources through the Constitution of 1917, which returned subsoil rights to the nation. This comprehensive study explores the resulting struggle between oil producers, many of which were U.S. companies, and the Mexican government. Linda Hall goes beyond the diplomacy to look at the direct impact of a powerful, highly profitable foreign-controlled industry on a government and a nation trying to recover from a major civil war. She draws on extensive research in Mexican archives, including both government sources and the private papers of Presidents Alvaro Obregón and Plutarco Elías Calles, as well as U.S. government and private sources. In the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement's expansion of United States business ties to Mexico, this study of a crucial moment in U.S.-Mexican business relations will be of interest to a wide audience in business, diplomatic, and political history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292786462
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Linda B. Hall is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Struggle for Mexican Oil, 1917-1922 11
Ch. 3 Albert Fall and Mexican Oil 36
Ch. 4 Power and Resources: The United States, Great Britain, and Mexican Oil, 1917-1924 60
Ch. 5 Banks and the Reinstitutionalization of the Mexican State 84
Ch. 6 The Struggle for the Fields: The Strange Case of Juan Felipe 104
Ch. 7 Gentlemen's Agreement and Recognition 131
Ch. 8 The United States and the De la Huerta Rebellion 155
Ch. 9 Conclusion 174
Notes 181
Bibliography 213
Index 219
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