Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History - Vol. 2

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History - Vol. 2

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History - Vol. 2

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History - Vol. 2

Synopsis

The tariff, central to the colonies' separation from Great Britain, has remained one of the most divisive and misunderstood issues in American history. This encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of tariffs and trade from pre-colonial times to the present, featuring more than 400 A-Z entries, selected primary documents, and texts of the tariffs.

Excerpt

Whereas the first volume of this work contains information on specific individuals, acts, or events associated with tariffs and trade in U.S. history, this volume contains primary historical documents. Works illustrate particular arguments or positions on significant tariffs or the issue of trade and illustrate the passion and conviction in the words of the contemporary participants.

The documents appear in chronological order, spanning all of American history from 1776 to the present. While space prohibits the inclusion of all sources on the subject, we have chosen these thirty-six documents because of their importance or representative nature.

When at all possible, we have attempted to replicate the document, including the format, as close to the original as possible. Some formats appear slightly different from the source material; in these cases, the style was changed for consistency and to make it easier for the reader to follow the author's organization. the words and content, however, remain those of the original author.

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