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Sir Malcolm Robertson and the British trade mission to South America in 1929

Johnson, Gaynor L. (2018) Sir Malcolm Robertson and the British trade mission to South America in 1929. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 16 (1). pp. 20-37. ISSN 1479-4012. E-ISSN 1754-1018. (doi:10.1080/14794012.2018.1423602)

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Abstract

This article evaluates the British government’s attitude to the trade mission to Argentina led by Viscount D’Abernon in 1929 and analyses its impact on Anglo-Argentina commercial relations. It explores notions of informal empire in South America and the dynamics of Anglo-Argentine and US–Argentine relations. At the centre of the analysis is Sir Malcolm Robertson, the British ambassador to Buenos Aires, whose activities were negatively impacted by British prejudice towards the region. This is the first evaluation of the mission since the 1980s and is based on a wider reading of UK archives. It is the first analysis of Robertson’s diplomatic career.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14794012.2018.1423602
Uncontrolled keywords: Britain, Argentina, diplomats, diplomacy, commerce
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 15:50 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59848 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Johnson, Gaynor L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3364-6495
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