Britain and American Railway Development

  title={Britain and American Railway Development},
  author={Leland Hamilton Jenks},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={375 - 388}
  • L. H. Jenks
  • Published 1 September 1951
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Economic History
Our task here is to inquire into the relations between two familiar sets of phenomena—the economic development of the Western Hemisphere and the involvement of British investors, financiers, engineers, contractors, and financial groups in railways in that area. As a matter of convenience we shall look chiefly at the United States and Argentina, and at the time span of three quarters of a century preceding the First World War. It is no secret that during that period both countries underwent… 

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