Prelude to trade wars: American tariff policy, 1890-1922

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Greenwood Press, Jan 30, 1994 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
The tariff policies of the 1890-1922 led to the development of tariff rates that launched the United States on a path that led to later trade wars. The Republican Party and Porter McCumber took the lead in promoting these policies, claiming that the tariff would protect new and struggling industries. In many instances, items subjected to high tariffs were not in conflict with industries in the United States. In addition, although the tariff covered agricultural products, it was not sufficient to halt an agricultural decline. This work traces the course of U.S. policy through five tariffs which preceded the Fordney-McCumber tariff of 1922, when the tariff was used for both protection and revenue. McCumber's economic nationalism combined with his internationalism in other areas is detailed in the work.

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EDWARD S. KAPLAN, a Professor with the Social Science Department at New York City Technical College of the City University of New York, teaches Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Money and Banking, and his speciality, Economic History of the United States.

THOMAS W. RYLEY is Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at Molloy College. He is Professor Emeritus from New York City Technical College of City University of New York. He is the author of A Little Group of Willful Men and the co-author of The Jewish Seat: Anti-Semitism and the Appointment of Jews to the Supreme Court.

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