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The Resource Doing business with the dictators : a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944, by Paul J. Dosal

Doing business with the dictators : a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944, by Paul J. Dosal

Label
Doing business with the dictators : a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944
Title
Doing business with the dictators
Title remainder
a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944
Statement of responsibility
by Paul J. Dosal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96 percent of Guatemala<U+0019>s 719 miles of railroads, thus making the multinational corporation its largest private landowner and biggest employer. In Doing Business with the Dictators, Paul J. Dosal shows how UFCO built up a profitable corporation in a country whose political system was known to be corrupt. His work is based largely on research among company documents recently released by the Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act. No other historian researching this topic looked at these sources. Dosal is able to offer the first documentary evidence of how UFCO acquired, defended, and exploited its Guatemalan properties by collaborating with successive authoritarian regimes." -- Back cover
Cataloging source
VT2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dosal, Paul J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9259.B3
LC item number
G9146 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Fruit Company
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • Guatemala
Label
Doing business with the dictators : a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944, by Paul J. Dosal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The liberals lay the foundations -- An empire is born -- Minor keith and caudillo politics -- United fruit, cuyamel, and the battle for motagua, part 1 -- The democratic interlude -- The puerto barrios strike -- The battle for motagua, part 2 -- Expansion to the pacific -- The octopus -- The united states versus united fruit
Control code
ocn667848349
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First SR Books edition.
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780842025904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)667848349
Label
Doing business with the dictators : a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944, by Paul J. Dosal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The liberals lay the foundations -- An empire is born -- Minor keith and caudillo politics -- United fruit, cuyamel, and the battle for motagua, part 1 -- The democratic interlude -- The puerto barrios strike -- The battle for motagua, part 2 -- Expansion to the pacific -- The octopus -- The united states versus united fruit
Control code
ocn667848349
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First SR Books edition.
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780842025904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)667848349

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