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Journal Article

A British Firm on the American West Coast, 1869-1914

Morton Rothstein
The Business History Review
Vol. 37, No. 4 (Winter, 1963), pp. 392-415
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3112716
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Abstract

The success of Balfour, Guthrie and Company in mobilizing British and American capital for productive investment contributed importantly to the economic development of the Pacific-coast region of the United States. The changing economic patterns of that region emerge through Professor Rothstein's analysis of the firm and its managers' actions and responses, from which a broader understanding of the problems and direction of foreign investment in the American West is possible.

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