Two Hundred Years of British Business in Latin America

Shortly since Latin American gained its independence from Spain in the early nineteenth century, British investors showed interest in the region and kept arriving attracted by the different opportunities the continent offered.  Rory Miller is a prominent business historian who has studied this subject for decades. In the following video he provides a brief but broad overview of how British investors operated in the region throughout this long period, what strategies they chose, and in which industries they conducted their businesses


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A basic bibliography and other resources on British business in Latin America

Abel, Christopher and Colin Lewis (1991), Latin America, Economic Imperialism, and the State.
London: Bloomsbury.

Mills, Thomas and Rory Miller (Eds.) (2021), Britain and the Growth of US Hegemony in
Twentieth-Century Latin America: Competition, Cooperation, and Coexistence. New York:
Palgrave, 2021

Miller, Rory (1993), Britain in Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. New
York: Routledge.