This book examines the enormous contribution British merchants made toward Chilean prosperity and stability during nineteenth-century. It also examines the role of expatriates during the period of rapid economic change and development.
1. Chile in 1851 2. The British Community 3. The Official Presence 4. The Commission Houses and the Import-Export Trade 5. The Mining Sector: Copper, Silver, and Coal 6. Mining: Valparaiso and the Nitrate Regions 7. The Financial Sector 8. Industry and Communications 9. Conclusion: Thirty-Five Years On