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It is the purpose of this work to afford a purview of the purblind adhesion of a substantial segment of the American people and their constituted representatives to obsolescent and inopportune autarchic economic policies spawned by a post-war introversive nationalism. Refutation in abundance of an enlightened commercial policy is discernable in the insensibility of the dominant political party to the panorama of altering conceptions of international responsibility, organization, and control. This work attempts to render an exposition of the particular facets of the Tariff Act of 1900 which accord an explication, through an examination of some principles upon which were predicated the arguments of proponents of this legislation, of the last Republican commercial policy.

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Political Science

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Political Science

First Committee Member (Chair)

Victor Ernest Kleven

Second Committee Member

Paul Beckett

Third Committee Member

William Jackson Parish



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