Underground Leviathan explores the emergence, dynamics, and effects of the United States Company, and how its mining operations shaped the business, environmental, political, and scientific landscape of North America in the first half of the twentieth century. It explores how the effort to control the richness from the crust of the Earth allowed the company to exercise the power of a concealed Leviathan.
Israel Garcia Solares is an adjunct professor at the Facultad de Economica, UNAM. He was born and raised in Zacapan, Xochimilco and earned bacherlor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Facultad de Economia, UNAM and a master’s and PhD in history at El Colegio de Mexico. Solares is currently working on a research project on the global history of engineering alongside Ted Betty from the University of Notre Dame. Underground Leviathan is his first book.
“Underground Leviathan makes a worthwhile addition to early studies of mining multinationals in the twentieth century and provides the first comprehensive narrative of the United States Company’s development.” —Thomas O’Brien, Professor Emeritus, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of History, University of Houston, author of The Making of the Americas from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization