While Brazil is not often thought to be connected to Britain in our present day, Brazil’s early independent history was inextricably linked with the European imperial power. Using A Report on the Proposed Railway in the Province of Pernambuco, Brazil written by British civil engineer Edward De Mornay in 1855 as an example, this paper looks specifically at Britain’s interests in developing railways in the mostly non-industrialized Brazil and the reasons behind.
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"The Economics of Empires: An Analysis of British Railway Investments in 1850s Imperial Brazil,"
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 11
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/aujh/vol11/iss2/10