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作者 Grossman, Sarah E. M., author
書名 Mining the borderlands : industry, capital, and the emergence of engineers in the Southwest Territories, 1855-1910 / Sarah E. M. Grossman
出版項 Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9781943859832 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781943859849 (e-book)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HD9506.U63 M49 2018    在架上    30610020609913
說明 viii, 175 pages: illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Mining and society series
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-168) and index
Industrial transnationalism in the late nineteenth century -- Early mining in the borderlands : the limits of "intelligence and capital" -- Instituting expertise : mining education in the United States -- Westering easterners : class, masculinity, and labor -- Rhetoric and risk : the performance of objectivity at the Copper Queen Mine -- Corporate capitalism : engineers and the birth of mass mining -- Legibility and the technocratic landscape
"'Capital mediators' argues that mining engineers were the critical intermediaries responsible for integrating the transnational hard-rock mining districts of North America into the economic system of the United States. Working as labor managers and technical experts, mining engineers were involved in the daily negotiations which brought private US capital up to and across the southwestern border as part of an ongoing project of American territorial and economic expansion. The elite social networks and gendered discourse of "expertise" invoked by these technocratic professionals were key components of the negotiations that led to the success or failure of the massive capital-intensive mining ventures of the nineteenth century. By integrating the history of technical expertise into the history of the transnational mining industry, this close look at borderlands mining contributes to an understanding of the process by which American economic hegemony was established in a border region peripheral to the federal governments of both Washington, D.C. and Mexico City" --Provided by publisher
主題 Mineral industries -- Economic aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
Mining engineers -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
Mineral industries -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History
Mining corporations -- West (U.S.) -- History
Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- History
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