Economic Aspects Of The War; Neutral Rights, Belligerent Claims And American Commerce In The Years…

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byEdwin Jones Clapp

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... any part of our conduct. She may, indeed, feel the desire of starring an enemy nation, but she can have no right of doing it at our loss nor of making us the instruments of it." It is of interest to note that from September of 1914 to May, 1915, inclusive, we exported foodstuffs to the values of $395,700,000, or $241,600,000 more than during the same period of the year preceding. The larger part of these exports went to England. What if we should decide today that an abandonment of our right to send foodstuffs to Germany means that we should in like manner be bound to withhold tliem from her enemies also? In the reorganization of the British Cabinet in May, 1915, two members were added who, to be consistent, must support America's contention regarding the illegality of the present form of the British blockade. These new members are Mr. Balfour, head of the Admiralty, and Lord Lansdowne. In our March 30 note to Great Britain, we declared our right to trade with Germany via neutral countries even if a blockade of German ports were maintained. To renounce this right, we declared, would be to renounce our neutrality. But we denied that Britain was maintaining a legal blockade. We stated its weakness in these words: "The Scandinavian and Danish ports, for example,... are free, so far as the actual enforcement of the Order in Council is concerned, to carry on trade with For the full text of Jefferson's letter, see Appendix, p. 318. German Baltic ports, although it is an essential element of blockade that it bear with equal severity upon all neutrals." In other words, we declared that England had no right to bar our commerce with German Baltic ports. Mr. Balfour, before he joined the Cabinet, publicly admitted the truth of this contention. We must, therefore, sup...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... any part of our conduct. She may, indeed, feel the desire of starring an enemy nation, but she can have no right of doing it at ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217833853

ISBN - 13:9780217833851

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