COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

The Wealth of a Nation


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: The Battle in Seattle and Adam Smith PART ONE: FROM HAMILTON TO SMOOT- HAWLEY: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE US PROTECTIONIST SYSTEM 1 "A Genuine American System" 2 Crisis, Compromise, and Free Trade in the Jacksonian Democracy 3 Civil War and Robber Barons 4 The Gilded Age of Protectionism 5 Trade Reform in the Progressive Era 6 The Roaring Twenties and the Path to Smoot- Hawley PART TWO: THE TRANSFORMATION: THE CREATION OF THE LIBERAL ECONOMIC ORDER 7 FDR and Cordell Hull 8 The Brain Trust 9 The Dawn of the Multilateral Trading System 10 The Anglo- American Special Relationship 11 The Postwar Atlantic Alliance 12 The Birth of GATT 13 The Havana Charter PART THREE: THE SURVIVAL OF THE SYSTEM 14 A New Economic Order? 15 Labor's Love Is Lost 16 Advancing Worker Rights beyond the WTO Conclusion: Donald Trump, the Forgotten Man, and the Liberal Economic Order Notes Bibliography About the Author Index

About the Author

C. Donald Johnson is Director Emeritus of the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was on the faculty for eleven years and taught international trade law in China and Geneva. From 1998 through 2000, as an Ambassador in the Office of United States Trade Representative, he served as the Chief Textile Negotiator during the negotiation of U.S.-China WTO Accession Agreement. From 1993 to 1995, he represented the 10th district of Georgia as a Member of Congress, where he focused on national security and international economic policy, including NAFTA and the WTO implementing legislation. Johnson also served in the Georgia State Senate from 1987 to 1992, where he was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He served on the trade staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee during consideration of the Trade Act of 1974. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics.


"Johnson, who worked as a trade official in president Bill Clinton's administration and then as a lawyer, set out to chronicle the central role trade politics have always played in the United States. He largely succeeds...with the Trump administration starting trade wars and bringing protectionism back, the book couldn't be timelier."--Foreign Policy "Densely detailed study of trade agreements across the span of American history, written by a former U.S. trade representative...[F]or students of international trade, macroeconomics, and governance-another theme is the struggle among various branches of government to regulates foreign trade-this will be a useful reference....Timely..."--Kirkus "Johnson provides reassuring evidence that the country's current politico-economic climate is not unique, or even new, reminding readers that trade debates date to the founding fathers, as do protectionist movements....This thoughtful, eloquent history also doubles as a plea for improved public understanding of a vital issue."--Publishers Weekly "Don Johnson has used his talents and vast experiences representing our nation to achieve an important historical study of trade policy. There are many perspectives on the lessons to be learned from that history, and it is vital that we debate those differences as we confront the challenges of globalization."--Sander Levin, U.S. Congressman of Michigan and former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee "This splendid book covers the politics of American trade policy from the country's beginnings through Trump. Johnson provides a great overview of a fascinating subject."--Douglas Irwin, John French Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College, and author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy "Johnson offers numerous biographical sketches and a readable historical narrative with an increasing focus on movements, legal battles, and political pressure groups as he moves toward the present. Readers looking for current topics will take interest in his detailed discussion of labor issues as a central concern of trade politics in the late 20th and early 21st centuries and the attempts by pro-trade politicians to satisfy the interests of an anti-trade labor movement."--J. Gerber, emeritus, San Diego State University, CHOICE "An unabashed believer in economic liberalism, C. Don Johnson warns us of the dangers of Donald Trump's protectionist policies. By exploring the history of protectionism since the nation's founding, the rise of the modern-day liberal order, and its potential demise under Trump, this former congressman, trade negotiator, and lawyer lays out a story designed to reach a wide audience."--Thomas Zeiler, The Historian

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Wealth of a Nation: A History of Trade Politics in America on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top