British capital and the Mexican silver mining industry, 1820-50
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British capital and the Mexican silver mining industry, 1820-50 by Tom John Cassidy

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Published by University of Cambridge, Centre of Latin America Studies in Cambridge .
Written in English



  • Mexico


  • Silver mines and mining -- Mexico -- History.,
  • Investments, British -- Mexico -- History.,
  • Silver industry -- Mexico -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby T. J. Cassidy.
SeriesUniversity of Cambridge. Centre of Latin American Studies. Working papers: general series ; no. 21, Working papers (University of Cambridge. Centre of Latin American Studies) ;, no. 21.
LC ClassificationsHD9536.M42 C38
The Physical Object
Pagination[3], 24, vii p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5259419M
ISBN 100904927016
LC Control Number75333152

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