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British Lions and Mexican EaglesBusiness, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919$
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Paul Garner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804774451

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.001.0001

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The Extension of Empire

The Extension of Empire

The Tehnantepec National Railway, 1896–1918

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(p.94) Chapter Four The Extension of Empire
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British Lions and Mexican Eagles
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0005

This chapter examines Weetman Pearson's reconstruction and management of the Tehuantepec National Railway in Mexico. It discusses the factors that were instrumental in winning this contract, including Pearson's technical and entrepreneurial skills, his work on Gran Canal and his role as agent of the Mexican government. It suggests that this was the most important and most expensive engineering project undertaken during the term of President Porfirio Díaz. This chapter also highlights the importance of this project in extending Pearson's clientalist network and his intimate relationship with the Díaz government.

Keywords:   Weetman Pearson, Tehuantepec National Railway, Mexico, engineering project, Porfirio Díaz, clientalist network

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