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Capital Mediators: American Mining Engineers in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico, 1850-1914

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Capital Mediators: American Mining Engineers in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico, 1850-1914

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dc.contributor.author Grossman, Sarah E. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T19:17:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-03
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20828
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject engineering en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject mining en_US
dc.subject U.S.-Mexico border en_US
dc.subject expertise en_US
dc.subject work en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mining engineering -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Mining engineering -- West (U.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Mining engineers -- West (U.S.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Mining engineers -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Mineral industries -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcsh Mineral industries -- Social aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region
dc.subject.lcsh Expertise -- Economic aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region
dc.title Capital Mediators: American Mining Engineers in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico, 1850-1914 en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree History en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of History en_US
dc.description.advisor Truett, Samuel
dc.description.committee-member Ball, Durwood
dc.description.committee-member Hutchison, Elizabeth
dc.description.committee-member Kline, Ronald
emb.embargo.terms 2014-05-14
emb.embargo.lift 2014-05-14


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