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1st Edition

Protection and Industry

ISBN 9781138602106
Published July 31, 2018 by Routledge
110 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1904, this volume emerged during a split within the Liberal Unionist Party over Joseph Chamberlain’s advocacy of Protectionism through Tariff Reform. Having originally broken with the Liberal Party over Home Rule in 1885, 1904 saw some Liberal Unionists return to the Liberal fold. The authors here constitute those departing Liberal Unionists in a multifaceted rallying call for Free Trade in the face of Protectionism. Their articles, on subjects such as Shipping, Agriculture and Engineering, assess the implications of Free Trade with a focus on each author’s specialist industry. The authors unanimously declare in favour of the system under which, they maintain, Great Britain developed unparalleled prosperity and taught other nations her industrial success. In the process, they demonstrate that trade cannot improve whilst fettered and focus on the potential for real improvements through Free Trade.

Table of Contents

1. The Woollen and Worsted Trades. 2. The Iron and Steel Trades. 3. Machinery and Engineering. 4. The Cotton Trade. 5. The Coal Trade. 6. Shipping. 7. The Hardware and Allied Trades. 8. Agriculure. 9. The Pottery Trade. 10. The Chemical Industries. 11. The Money and Stock Markets.

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