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Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Peter James Hudson


Bankers and Empire reconstructs the history of the expansion of Wall Street’s banking houses and financial institutions (including the precursors to Citigroup and JPMorganChase) into the Caribbean region (including Haiti, Cuba, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico) during a period stretching from the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression. The period represents an initial, exploratory era of the internationalization of US banking, and the Caribbean region was Wall Street’s laboratory for foreign expansion. As such, the period was marked by experimentat ... More

Keywords: banking, imperialism, sovereignty, debt, regulation, crisis, Caribbean, Wall Street, corruption, international finance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226459110
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter James Hudson, author
University of California, Los Angeles