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082 00 338.092|aB|223 
100 1  Paxman, Andrew,|d1967-|0
245 10 Jenkins of Mexico :|bhow a Southern farm boy became a 
       Mexican magnate /|cAndrew Paxman. 
263    1705 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c[2017] 
264  4 |c2017 
300    1 online resource (509 pages) :|billustrations, map 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bn|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bnc|2rdacarrier 
340    |gpolychrome|2rdacc|0
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504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Coming of age in Tennessee -- Fortune-seeking in Mexico --
       How to get rich in a revolution -- Kidnapped, jailed, 
       vilified -- Empire at Atencingo -- Resistance at Atencingo
       -- With Maximino -- Mining the Golden Age of Mexican 
       cinema -- Enterprise, profiteering, and the death of the 
       Golden Age -- The Jenkins foundation and the battle for 
       the soul of the PRI -- Jenkins' earthly afterlife -- 
       Epilogue: the mixed legacy of William O. Jenkins. 
520 2  "In the city of Puebla there lived an American who made 
       himself into the richest man in Mexico. Driven by a steely
       desire to prove himself--first to his wife's family, then 
       to Mexican elites--William O. Jenkins rose from humble 
       origins in Tennessee to build a business empire in a 
       country energized by industrialization and revolutionary 
       change. In Jenkins of Mexico, Andrew Paxman presents the 
       first biography of this larger-than-life personality. When
       the decade-long Mexican Revolution broke out in 1910, 
       Jenkins preyed on patrician property owners and bought up 
       substantial real estate. He suffered a scare with a firing
       squad and then a kidnapping by rebels, an episode that 
       almost triggered a US invasion. After the war he owned 
       textile mills and the country's second-largest bank, 
       developed Mexico's most productive sugar plantation, and 
       helped finance the rise of a major political family, the 
       Avila Camachos. During the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in
       the 1940s-50s, he lorded over the film industry with his 
       movie theater monopoly and key role in production. Reputed
       as an exploiter of workers, a puppet-master of politicians,
       and Mexico's wealthiest industrialist, Jenkins was the 
       gringo that Mexicans loved to loathe. After his wife's 
       death, he embraced philanthropy and willed his entire 
       fortune to a foundation named for her, which co-founded 
       two prestigious universities and funded projects to 
       improve the lives of the poor in his adopted country. 
       Using interviews with Jenkins' descendants, family papers,
       and archives in Puebla, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and 
       Washington, Jenkins of Mexico tells a contradictory tale 
       of entrepreneurship and monopoly, fearless individualism 
       and cozy deals with power-brokers, embrace of US-style 
       capitalism and political anti-Americanism, and Mexico's 
       transformation from semi-feudal society to emerging 
       economic power"--|cProvided by publisher. 
588 0  Print version record. 
600 10 Jenkins, William O.|q(William Oscar),|d1878-1963.|0http:// 
650  0 Businessmen|0
650  0 Americans|0
650  0 Philanthropists|0
651  0 Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico)|0
651  0 Mexico|xEconomic conditions|y20th century.|0http:// 
651  0 Mexico|vBiography.|0
651  0 Tennessee|vBiography.|0
655  0 Electronic book. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft|0
776 08 |iPrint version:|aPaxman, Andrew, 1967-|tJenkins of 
       Mexico.|dNew York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
       |z9780190455743|w(DLC)  2016042218|w(OCoLC)959032108 
990    Oxford University Press|bOxford Scholarship Online History
       |c2019-04-01|yNew collection OUP.osoHistory|5OH1 
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