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dc.contributor.authorEnglish, James Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:53Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:53Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-12192013-131827en_US
dc.identifierumi-10455en_US
dc.identifiercat-002099854en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4460
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Jan. 10, 2014).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of History; advisor, Clayton Brown.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work examines the entree of American oil companies in the Persian Gulf in the late 1920s and early 1930s up to the formation of OPEC in 1960 and finds the present U.S. entanglement in the Middle East related to those first three decades of American oil exploitation. As American oil companies aligned with the British and their colonial history and the U.S. government and its increasingly hegemonic and pro-Israeli foreign policy, the industry came to represent a new American imperialism, which intensified anti-Western sentiment in the twentieth century. With the formation of OPEC and nationalization, oil-producing states gained control over the production and pricing of crude; however, those states assumed ownership of an industry that dominated their domestic economies and only functioned within the Western system. While oil provided regional leaders with economic and political power, it also linked them to the West and made them servants of oilen_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleServants of oil [electronic resource] : history and implications of American oil development in the Persian Gulf, 1928-1960 /en_US
dc.title.alternativeHistory and implications of American oil development in the Persian Gulf, 1928-1960en_US
dc.title.alternativeAmerican oil development in the Persian Gulf, 1928-1960en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of History
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitDepartment of History
local.subjectareaHistory


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