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Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Anthony Howe

Abstract

The argument about the limits of free trade or protectionism rages throughout the world to this day. Following the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846, free trade became one of the most distinctive defining features of the British state, and of British economic, social, and political life. While the United States, much of the British Empire, and the leading European Powers turned towards protectionism before 1914, Britain alone held to a policy which had seemingly guaranteed power and prosperity. This book explains the political history of this tenacious loyalty. While the Tariff Reform opponents ... More

Keywords: free trade, protectionism, Corn Laws, Tariff Reform, Britain, liberal international order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201465.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Howe, author
London School of Economics