Looking Beyond Parties and Elections

March 2013
Journal of the Early Republic;Spring2013, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p87
Academic Journal
The article discusses the formation of U.S. tariff policy in the early 1820s, focusing on the debate surrounding the Baldwin tariff bill, sponsored by Henry Baldwin, the Chairman of the House Committee on Manufactures, during the first session of the Sixteenth U.S. Congress. It particularly examines the protectionist, pro-tariff activism of printer Mathew Carey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and comments on the nonpartisan voluntary associations the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of National Industry and the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures.


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