Hon. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley


Two Letters addressed to the Landed and Manufacturing Interests of Great Britain and Ireland, on the just maintenance of Free Trade

1850 - Bigg & Sons [Publisher]


A defence of protectionism and a modest corn law to protect the agrarian interest. An important part of his argument is that the West Indian colonies are being sacrificed to the competiton of the 'foreign slavers'. It should be noted too that Berkeley is one who is, by 1850, arguing that the abolition of slavery was a good thing but has, in effect, shifted ground to the deleterious consequences of failing to defend the planters adequately.

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