By Marshall C. Eakin

Marshall Eakin offers what could be the so much designated research ever written concerning the operations of a international enterprise in Latin the US and the 1st scholarly, book-length examine of any international supplier in Brazil. among 1830 and 1970 the British-owned St. John d’el Rey Mining corporation, Ltd. built a various enterprise conglomerate round Minas Gerais, South America’s biggest gold mine, in Nova Lima. until eventually the Nineteen Fifties the corporate used to be the biggest commercial enterprise and the most important taxpayer in Brazil’s so much populous state.
Utilizing corporation and native records, Eakin exhibits that the corporate was once strangely useless in translating monetary good fortune into political impression in Brazil. the main awesome influence of the British operation was once on the neighborhood point, remodeling a small, agrarian group right into a giant commercial urban. nearly a firm city, Nova Lima skilled a small-scale commercial revolution because the neighborhood made the transition from the biggest business slave complicated in Brazil to a working-class urban torn via hard work strife and violence among communists and their opponents.

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