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Line in the SandA History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border$
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Rachel St. John

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691141541

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.001.0001

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Landscape of Profits

Landscape of Profits

Cultivating Capitalism across the Border

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(p.63) Chapter Three Landscape of Profits
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Rachel St. John

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0004

This chapter describes how ranchers, miners, investors, laborers, railroad executives, and innumerable economic actors integrated the border into an emerging transnational economy and began to create binational communities on the boundary line. With the completion of the first transborder rail line—brought on by the joining of the Sonora Railway and the Arizona and New Mexico Railroad at the international boundary line—ranchers and miners secured an easy way to move stock and ore to markets. As more people realized this, the borderlands experienced nothing short of a capitalist revolution. The capitalist development of the borderlands would, in turn, spur the creation of an array of new transborder ties. By the early twentieth century, the border has become a point of connection and community in the midst of an emerging capitalist economy and the center of a transborder landscape of property and profits.

Keywords:   borderlands, transnational economy, binational communities, transborder rail line, Sonora Railway, Arizona Railroad, New Mexico Railroad, capitalist revolution, transborder ties, capitalist economy

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