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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 Birth of El Aguila and the Apotheosis of Empire, 1901–10

The Birth of El Aguila and the Apotheosis of Empire, 1901–10

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(p.138) Chapter Five The Birth of El Aguila and the Apotheosis of Empire, 1901–10
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British Lions and Mexican Eagles
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0006

This chapter examines Weetman Pearson's oil business in Mexico during the period from 1091 to 1019. It discusses his formation of El Aguila and describes the early difficulties he encountered in establishing his operations on a profitable footing. This chapter also argues that the assistance and encouragement given by the Mexican government was crucial not only in establishing Pearson's oil business but also in sustaining it during its difficult early years.

Keywords:   Weetman Pearson, oil business, Mexico, El Aguila, Mexican government

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