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By Werner Levi

ISBN-10: 0816658153

ISBN-13: 9780816658152

American-Australian family members used to be first released in 1947. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

This new research fills a large hole within the tale of American-Australian family members and is a well timed addition to the literature during this box. there was no finished therapy of the subject earlier than, and it'll be of curiosity to these looking info that the thorough documentation comprises broad use of news of the yankee consuls in Australia, and fabric from Australian parliamentary debates and Australian and American newspapers.

Australia has emerged from the battle as a major global strength that calls for a fashionable function within the south and southwest Pacific. even as the U.S. has develop into progressively more deeply excited about some distance japanese affairs. The e-book provides the history of the improvement and indicates the slow growth of spheres of mutual curiosity among the 2 nations, either political and fiscal, from the top of the eighteenth century right down to the issues offered via postwar advancements within the Pacific.

Emphasis is put on the commercial and political goals of the 2 nations, and on their ensuing agreements and disagreements either of their direct kin and of their relatives with the total a ways japanese sector. Dr. Levi issues out that the hot value of the Pacific because of global conflict II has proved to either international locations their mutual dependence, yet whilst has elevated their nationwide curiosity in ever-widening and overlapping spheres within the Pacific area.

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Asiatic Journal, n:27 (May 1830). 33 Bigge, Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry, 57, 60; Peter M. Cunningham, Two Years in New South Wales (London, 1827), n:67. ss Asiatic Journal, xxxm: 30 (September 1840). 34 AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS prevented by artificial barriers. The clerk of the American ship Grotius pondered much on the tariff question while he was in Australian waters, and he finally wrote out his ideas as to its effect on developments in America. Incidentally we have noticed the opposition of the United States tariff in regard to Australian wool, as the writer viewed the subject, and its effect upon our manufacturing, mercantile and, to some extent also, our agricultural and producing interests.

30 AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS sand men were engaged in American whaling. In 1841 England had only eighty-five ships and three thousand men, while in 1821 it had had three hundred and twenty ships with thirteen thousand men. English whaling decreased while American whaling soared. In the middle of the century, when Anglo-American relations were not too friendly, this condition gave concern to Englishmen, not for economic reasons but because of problems of maritime power. 10 A letter to the London Times by an expert summed up the reasons for the decline of British whaling: "The greater cost of fitting out whalers here," the drunkenness, incapacity and want of energy of the masters and crews.

8 A bill introduced into the California legislature "for the Better Regulation of the Mines and the Government of Foreign Miners" was designed mainly to restrict the activities of foreigners. The legislative committee on finance, in its report supporting the bill, advocated a tax on foreign diggers, referring to the huge immigration to be expected and the many immigrants already present who represented only "the commencement of a vast multitude en route and preparing to come hither, of the worst population of the Mexican and South American States, New South Wales," and other areas.

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