ENQUIRY INTO THE VALIDITY OF THE BRITISH CLAIM TO A RIGHT OF VISITATION AND SEARCH OF AMERICAN VESSELS SUSPECTED TO BE ENGAGED IN THE AFRICAN SLAVE-TRADE.
Item #: 4085
Pages: 151 pp.
Published: Philadelphia; Lea & Blanchard; 1842. Reprinted in 2004.
Subjects: ADMIRALTY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SLAVERY AND THE LAW
Reprint of the first edition. Wheaton was a distinguishedattorney and diplomat. His Elements of International Law(1836) established him as America's foremost authority onthat subject. Published simultaneously in the United Statesand Great Britain, Enquiry criticizes Britain's seizure ofAmerican vessels engaged in the Atlantic slave trade.Although the importation of slaves was prohibited by law atthis time, Wheaton rejected the right of other nations toenforce this American law. Instead of serving the UnitedStates, he reasons, such actions are a violation of itssovereignty.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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