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Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870-1945

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Contents: Introduction, Raymond E. Dumett; The rise and fall of Horace Tabor, 'Colorado's silver king', Duane A. Smith; Edwin Cade and Frederick Gordon: British imperialism and the foundations of the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, West Africa, Raymond E. Dumett; Cecil Rhodes, De Beers and mining finance in South Africa: the business of entrepreneurship and imperialism, Colin Newbury; John T. North, the nitrate king and Chile's lost future, Michael Monteon; Whitaker Wright, speculative finance and the London mining boom of the 1890s, Jeremy Mouat; Frank Morrill Murphy, 1854-1917: mining and railroad mogul and developer of the American Southwest, Robert L. Spude; Claude Albo de Bernales - wizard of Australia's golden West, Melville Davies; Copper kings of the Americas - the Guggenheim brothers, Thomas O'Brien; Alfred Chester Beatty: mining engineer, financier and entrepreneur, 1898-1950, John Phillips; Select bibliography; Indexes.

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Raymond E. Dumett is a Professor in the Department of History at Purdue University, USA. Raymond E. Dumett, Duane A. Smith, Colin Newbury, Michael Monteon, Jeremy Mouat, Robert L. Spude, Melville Davies, Thomas O'Brien, John Phillips.


'As the editor of this welcome collection of essays makes clear in his introduction, the history of mining development weaves together numerous important themes, political, economic, and social. ... Scholars in a number of fields will find much interest in these essays, covering mining history in all its forms, but also business- government relations and the connections between mining development and territorial expansion. Revisiting some old debates, they also open fresh and intriguing avenues for future research.' Enterprise & Society 'For those interested in the Gilded Era of the United States or the expansion of the British Empire in the nineteenth century or, more broadly, the emergence of the modern international corporation in the mining sector, this volume has much to offer.' Itinerario 'Overall this book contains a well-chosen collection of interesting histories that are pulled together in fine fashion by the introduction, in a well-presented and well finished volume.' Journal of Australian Mining History

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