Southern Exposure: Canadian Promoters in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1896-1930
Brown cloth. pp (xvi), (376). Includes numerous photos and an index. Fine in fine jacket. "Beginning just before the turn of the century, Canadian businessmen channelled huge investments into the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and later Spain, mainly into urban public utilities. The authors follow the intriguing trail of Canadian financiers, including Sir William Van Horne, William Mackenzie, Max Aitken, and James Dunn, into the major cities of Latin America and the great merchant banks of Europe. By transferring Canadian and European capital and hydroelectric technology to Latin America, these Canadians carved out an important entrepreneurial niche and enormous fortunes for themselves."