Power, Law and the End of Privateering

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ISBN-13:
9781137318633
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
254
Autor:
J. Lemnitzer
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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This book offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever – then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain.
Introduction: Power, Law and the Declaration of Paris 1. 'More serious than the Eastern question itself' - The Crimean War Compromise 2. The Crimean War and Maritime Law 3. 'Catching Brother Jonathan in the trap which he laid for us' - The Genesis of the Declaration of Paris 4. 'That moral league of nations against the United States' - The Declaration of Paris and the Marcy Amendment 5. 'The United States have a vote in framing the maritime law of this age' - The Cass Memorandum and Bremen's Campaign for the Marcy Amendment 6. The Declaration of Paris and the American Civil War 7. 'Announcing our withdrawal from the Declaration' - The Declaration of Paris and the Franco-German War of 1870 Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of the Declaration of Paris
This book offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever - then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain.

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