The British Empire and World Peace; Being the Burwash Memorial Lectures, Delivered in Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, November, 1921

The British Empire and World Peace; Being the Burwash Memorial Lectures, Delivered in Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, November, 1921

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...and the United States, provided for the settlement by arbitration of certain boundary disputes, including the right to certain islands claimed both by the United States and Nova Scotia. Fifty-seven years later there was signed between Great Britain and the United States the greatest single arbitration Treaty of modern times. This Treaty, the Treaty of Washington, 1871, provided Treaty for the settlement of the most formidable list of Washingdifficult and dangerous questions ever dealt with ton" by one Convention. The matters covered included: (1) the Alabama and similar claims, as to which feeling on both sides of the Atlantic ran very high; (2) questions relating to the Atlantic fisheries; (3) the navigation of the St. Lawrence and passage through Canadian Canals; (4) the transit of goods through Maine and the lumber trade down the River St. John; (5) the Manitoba boundary; (6) the San Juan water boundary; (7) the claims of British subjects arising out of the Civil War; (8) claims of Canadians from the Fenian Raids; and (9) the revision of the rules of maritime neutrality. In this Treaty we see two great and powerful nations losing nothing in patriotism or in self-respect, showing the world that neither the magnitude of a controversy nor its alleged connexion with national honour need be a bar to its peaceful solution. This Treaty may be said to be the real beginning of the modern movement for international arbitration. Following this Treaty there must be mentioned four further great Treaties of Arbitration to which Great Britain was a party, and which removed serious causes of international friction: the Behring Sea Arbitration of 1893 between Great Britain and the United States; the Venezuela Boundary Arbitration of 1899; the Alaska...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534131
  • 9781236534132