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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 Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1911–13

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(p.165) Chapter Six The Empire Strikes Back
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British Lions and Mexican Eagles
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0007

This chapter examines the impact of the Mexican revolution and counter-revolution on the oil business of Viscount Cowdray in Mexico. It suggests that this period represents a watershed in Cowdray's Mexican interest and describes the problems of El Aguila and the practical and political difficulties he experienced during the periods of revolution, counter-revolution, and civil war. This chapter also explores the implications of his relation with the Huerta regime for his business interests.

Keywords:   Viscount Cowdray, oil business, Mexican revolution, counter-revolution, civil war, El Aguila, Huerta regime

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