THE PROSPECT: AGRICULTURAL, MANUFACTURING, COMMERCIAL, AND FINANCIAL.
Philadelphia: J.S. Skinner, 1851. 84pp. Disbound without wrappers, ink notes in title page blank margin, else Very Good. Carey, an economist, economic nationalist, and "chief advocate of protection for American manufactures" [DAB], was the son of Mathew Carey. He addresses this pamphlet to Robert Walker, "the leader of that portion of the community commonly known as the 'free trade party.'" As author of the Tariff of 1846, which substantially reduced tariffs on goods imported into America, Walker was, Carey charges, the cause of "the total ruin of thousands and tens of thousands of the most useful men in the country. It tends to the utter destruction of the coal and the iron, the cotton and the woolen interests." Carey engages in a detailed analysis of the beneficent effects of tariffs on the American economy. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 10839. Item #19361