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The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929 : Attitudes and Diplomacy - B. J. C. McKercher

The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929

Attitudes and Diplomacy

By: B. J. C. McKercher, Margot Light (Editor), Ian Nish (Editor), Christopher Greenwood (Editor), David Stephenson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th December 1984
ISBN: 9780521258029
Number Of Pages: 284

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It has long been argued that Baldwin's second government, especially the Foreign Office led by Austen Chamberlain, was to blame for the deterioration in Anglo-American relations in 1927-9. This book argues that Austen Chamberlain, by suggesting a reduction in maritime belligerent rights, consistently worked for an improvement in relations and found the means for a settlement in 1929, though Labour's success in the general election caused the credit to go to others and Chamberlain's reputation remained tarnished. While the earlier view was based mainly on the memoirs of contemporary critics, Dr McKercher bases his analysis on a wide range of public and private archival material.

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
The second Baldwin government and the United States, November 1924-June 1929
Foreign office perception of republican foreign policy, November 1924-May 1927
The onset of naval deadlock, June-August 1927
Belligerent versus neutral rights, August-December 1927
The pact to renounce war, January-July 1928
Arbitration, belligerent rights, and disarmament, January-July 1928
The crisis in Anglo-American relations, August-November 1928
The American question resolved, November 1928-June 1929
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521258029
ISBN-10: 0521258022
Series: Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series of the American So
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 28th December 1984
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.83  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.53