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Brainerd, Cephas Jr. (fl. 1897) A Broader Philosophy of Protection

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04471.08 Author/Creator: Brainerd, Cephas Jr. (fl. 1897) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: August 1897 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Article removed from the August issue of Gunton's Magazine, pages 109-121. Responds to an article titled, "Philosophy of Protection," printed in the July issue of Gunton's Magazine. Discusses the differing philosophies of free trade and protectionism as they relate to manufacture and commerce in the United States. Argues that protection is the better philosophy to follow. Every country should strive for complete industrial autonomy and be able to sustain civilization with the resources found within its borders. Supports his opinion with discussions of employment, wealth, agriculture, mining, and manufacturing, among other issues. Includes editor's comments on the article beginning on p. 116.

People: Brainerd, Cephas Jr., fl. 1897.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Taxes or Taxation, Finance, Government and Civics, Economics, Commerce, Merchants and Trade, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Mining, Industry

Sub Era: Age of Jackson