The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 38

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in the trade with South America, as the United States does of the English and German vessels serving the trade between the United States and Brazil and the River Plata, each of the principal trading nations of Europe maintains by subsidies and mail subventions a line of in own? Here we have stated the vital diflerence between the service furnished between here and South America, and between Europe and South America. Europe has the fast. direct and regular lines. VVe have only practically a tramp service of slow ships. With these' great advantages of fast and regular lines, and with each line an agent of the business interests of the government whose flag it flies working for those interests and against the interests of the United States, is it any wonder that we are not getting our share of the trade with South America? Vhat patriotic citizen can doubt the wisdom of the statement of Consul-General Alban G. Snyder, at Buenos Aires, January 14, 1909, in his report when he says: "We cannot acquire our proportion of the foreign trade and what our over-production may some day demand without quick, regular and speedy ships. Under present conditions it is remarkable that we have the amount of trade in South America which we now possess." What has already been said shows the difference in the character of the service furnished between this country and South America, and between South America and Europe; but let us take a few specific facts as showing the difference between these two services and, also, as throwing great light upon the character of the service between this country and South America. Mr. I. E. Moses, one of the leading citizens of Seattle, VVashington, who had just returned from a trip to South America, stated...show more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695372X
  • 9781236953728