The triumph of the antebellum free trade movement [electronic resource] /William S. Belko.
By: Belko, W. Stephen.Material type: BookPublisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9780813043692 (electronic bk.); 0813043697 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Free trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs | Economic history | Free trade | United States | 1800 - 1899Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 382/.71097309034 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The background -- The call -- The convention -- The memorial -- The victory.
Description based on print version record.
In the wake of the War of 1812, the Madison and Monroe administrations oversaw the institution of a series of protective tariffs meant to shield fledgling American industries from British product "dumping." While southerners supported these protectionist measures early on, they quickly came to disapprove of them as severe impediments to trade with the West Indies, an important source of sugar cane and tobacco. In the decades that followed, tariffs became a hotly contested issue, the North favoring protectionism and the South advocating for free trade. In The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Tr