British merchants and South American independence. by Humphreys, R. A.

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  • Investments, British -- Latin America,
  • Latin America -- Economic conditions.

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SeriesThe Raleigh lecture on history, British Academy, 1965
LC ClassificationsHG5302 H85
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Number of Pages174
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Open LibraryOL16356481M

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