Employees and Educators
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The expansion of the British population during the railway age of the late nineteenth century was accompanied by intermarriage between the old British population of the mercantile era and the new population brought to Argentina by major British companies. The chapter examines their employees who mostly came from the south of England (unlike their predecessors); they were men of middle-class background with a strongly corporate outlook. Intermarriage, commonly with local women of British descent, produced the Anglo-Argentines. The chapter analyses the numerous British schools appearing in this period. Soon after 1900, British society in Argentina, now larger than ever before or since, rose to the height of its prestige.