The tribulations of an entrepreneur in Spain and in Río de la Plata: Emilio Reus Bahamonde (1858–1891)

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhiihr.v30i82.31196

Keywords:

Entrepreneurs, Latin America, spanish migration, Railways, Real state market, capital market

Abstract

This article relates the business career of a Spanish entrepreneur in South America during the whole decade of the 1880s. Emilio Reus’ projects reveal the presence of Spanish investors in Latin America during the first globalization, the importance of company capital to the triumph of Spanish business in that continent, and the enormous cost – in terms of a loss of entrepreneurs – that the Spanish Republican exile to America in the 19th century represented. Additionally, the text offers useful financial and fixed capital investment details for Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, which illustrate their economic splendour before the 1890 crash.

Author Biography

Javier Moreno Lázaro, Universidad de Valladolid

Catedrático de Historia e Instituciones de la Universidad de Valladolid

Published

2021-07-22

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Articles