Austria, France, and Italy

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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...A nation in so doing would simply say, ' Instead of barring out ' the good things of the world by force of law, I will let every' body who likes pour them into my garners.' This can never, even from the first moment, have any other effect but that of making that country richer and happier. But in the case of...
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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...A nation in so doing would simply say, ' Instead of barring out ' the good things of the world by force of law, I will let every' body who likes pour them into my garners.' This can never, even from the first moment, have any other effect but that of making that country richer and happier. But in the case of the West Indies, it was quite another thing. There, a small group of islands had hitherto been assured of a sale of their produce to the mother-country, without any foreign competition. To them the resolve of the mother-country to buy in the open market, instead of buying from them, was of course a heavy blow for a time. If the world had never bought guns except at Birmingham, and then suddenly resolved to buy them whereever they were to be found, why, plainly at first, the gunmakers of Birmingham would be in a bad way. That was an exactly parallel case. The overthrow of a monopoly is of vast good to the world in general: to the monopolist it may for a while be ruin. We must remember, too, how unfair a competition was that which was brought to bear by the Act of 1846. The people of Brazil and Cuba not merely had great multitudes of slaves, but they had the slave-trade, too, which was actually pouring 150,000 slaves every year into these two countries. It is allowed, on all hands, that the Cuban planters work their slaves to death, on an average, in seven years. They work In 1839, at any rate, Sir Fowell Buxton demonstrated this to be the case, from a great mass of evidence, chiefly official. (The Slave Trade and its Remedy.) We need hardly remind the reader that Brazil has since given the slave up trade, but it still is carried on by Cuba. night and day during the whole of crop time: and the losses are made good from Africa. Clearly, the British planter...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150543364
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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