The Free-Trade Doctrine and Commercial Diplomacy of Condy Raguet
67 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011 Last revised: 16 May 2011
Date Written: May 11, 2011
Condy Raguet (1784-1842) was the first Chargé d’Affaires from the United States to Brazil and a conspicuous author of political economy from the 1820s to the early 1840s. He contributed to the era’s free-trade doctrine as editor of influential periodicals, most notably The Banner of the Constitution. Before leading the free-trade cause, however, he was poised to negotiate a reciprocity treaty between the United States and Brazil, acting under the authority of Secretary of State and protectionist apostle Henry Clay. Raguet’s career and ideas provide a window into the uncertain relationship of reciprocity to the cause of free trade.
Keywords: Condy Raguet, Free Trade, Reciprocity, Trade Agreements, Brazil
JEL Classification: B31, F13, N41
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