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The Free-Trade Doctrine and Commercial Diplomacy of Condy Raguet

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  • Stephen Meardon


    (Department of Economics, Bowdoin College)

Condy Raguet (1784-1842) was the first Charg%E9 d'Affaires from the United States to Brazil and a conspicuous author of political economy from the 1820s to the early 1840s. He contributed to the era's free-trade doctrine as editor of influential periodicals, most notably The Banner of the Constitution. Before leading the free-trade cause, however, he was poised to negotiate a reciprocity treaty between the United States and Brazil, acting under the authority of Secretary of State and protectionist apostle Henry Clay. Raguet's career and ideas provide a window into the uncertain relationship of reciprocity to the cause of free trade.

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Paper provided by Bowdoin College, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1.

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Length: 67 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
Handle: RePEc:bwd:wpaper:1
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