New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1892.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #14734
Library stamps/marks/label, spine darkened, light cock, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Analysis of protectionism versus free trade options for the United States in the wake of the passage of the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890. "Atkinson applies the free trade ideas of Bastiat and Cobden to the American situation. He criticizes the tradition of Hamilton, debunks the idea that protection improves the economic condition of ordinary workers, argues that free trade promotes peace and that protection promotes war, and urges the free coinage of gold and silver." Edward Atkinson (February 10, 1827 – December 11, 1905) was a successful entrepreneur in textiles and insurance, pamphleteer, economist, inventor, and a founder of the American Anti-Imperialist League.; Ex-Library; xvii, 296 pages.