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dc.contributor.authorGrossman, Sarah E. M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-03T19:17:24Z
dc.date.available2014-05-14T10:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-03
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20828
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes the technical work and social milieu of American mining engineers to understand the daily negotiations by which private U.S. capital reached up to and across the southwestern border as part of an ongoing project of American territorial and economic expansion. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American mining engineers traveled all over the world as expert consultants and labor managers. The business negotiations, elite social networks, and gendered discourse of “expertise” invoked by these technocratic professionals were critical influences in bringing the hard-rock mining districts of North America into the economic system of the United States. By integrating the history of technical experts into the history of the transnational mining industry, my research contributes to an understanding of the process by which American economic hegemony was established in a border region peripheral to the federal governments of both Washington, D.C. and Mexico City.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectengineeringen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectminingen_US
dc.subjectU.S.-Mexico borderen_US
dc.subjectexpertiseen_US
dc.subjectworken_US
dc.subject.lcshMining engineering -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
dc.subject.lcshMining engineering -- West (U.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcshMining engineers -- West (U.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcshMining engineers -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
dc.subject.lcshMineral industries -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcshMineral industries -- Social aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region
dc.subject.lcshExpertise -- Economic aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region
dc.titleCapital Mediators: American Mining Engineers in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico, 1850-1914en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeHistoryen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Historyen_US
dc.description.advisorTruett, Samuel
dc.description.committee-memberBall, Durwood
dc.description.committee-memberHutchison, Elizabeth
dc.description.committee-memberKline, Ronald
emb.embargo.terms2014-05-14


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