Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917-1942

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Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917-1942

By Lorenzo Meyer
University of Texas Press, 1977
367 pp. $19.95
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Previously untapped Mexican and U.S. archival materials are used in this study of economic and political dependency. In order to establish its authority, the leadership of the Mexican Revolution had to take control of the most dynamic economic sector, the oil industry. But ambiguity remains: after the disputes with U.S. business and the U.S. government were resolved - did dependency decline or increase?