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1st Edition

The Tariff Reform Mirage

ISBN 9781138298071
Published May 10, 2019 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1913, records the ten years’ history of the Tariff Reform movement. Using the published declarations of both sides of the argument – the Tariff Reformers on one side, Free Traders on the other – the author provides the definitive account of Tariff reform up to the crisis of 1913.

Table of Contents

1. The Protectionist Propaganda  1.1. The Origin of the Tariff Reform League  1.2. The Imperial Tariff Committee  1.3. The Work of the League  1.4. The Tariff Commission  1.5. Two Unofficial Programmes  1.6. The Dread of Details  1.7. What Tariff Reform ‘Means’  2. Agriculture  2.1. The Storm Centre of the Tariff Reform Movement  2.2. ‘The Salvation of Erin’  2.3. The Welbeck Speech  2.4. The Tariff Commission’s Barren Report  2.5. The ‘Whole Policy’ of Substitutes  3. Empire  3.1. The Imperial Sentiment  3.2. Sacrifice or Gain?  3.3. The Two Meanings of ‘Preference’  3.4. A Self-Sustaining Empire  3.5. The Colonial ‘Offer’  3.6. Exploiting the Colonial Conference  3.7. The Attitude of the Colonies  3.8. The Great Betrayal  3.9. The Modified Preference  3.10. Emigration  4. British Trade  4.1. Dumping and Decadence  4.2. The Sectional Appeal  4.3. Exhibitions  4.4. ‘Tests’ of Various Kinds  5. Work and Wages  5.1. The ‘Starving Millions’  5.2. The Promise of Plenty  5.3. Keeping Them Out and Letting Them In  5.4. When the Foreigner Pays  5.5. Mortgages on the Revenue  5.6. The Cost of Living  5.7. Fear and Envy of Foreign Countries  5.8. The ‘Abominable’ Example of America  5.9. The Trips to Germany

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