British investments and the American mining frontier, 1860-1901 / by Clark C. Spence.

; American Historical Association
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1958.

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Other Authors American Historical Association.
Subjects Investissements britanniques -- États-Unis.
Investments, British -- United States.
Investments, British.
Mineral industries -- Finance.
Mineral industries -- United States -- Finance.
Mineral industries -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Mineral industries.
Mines -- Industrie -- États-Unis.
United States.
Description ix, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1958.
Notes "Published for the American Historical Association."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index.
Summary This significant study offers information on the British investors who brought capital to America's mining industry in the late nineteenth century. The author devotes primary attention to the promotional activities that led to the organization and operation of more than 500 English joint venture stock companies between 1860 and 1901.
Contents The background of investment -- Individual promoters -- Co-operative promotion -- Promotional methods and techniques -- Capitalization problems -- Management problems -- Litigation problems -- The Emma Silver Mining Company, Limited: a case study -- Relations with the federal government -- Total investment and profit -- A backward view.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)234308
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Spence, Clark C.
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