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Palmerston and Africa By Roderick Braithwaite

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Lord Palmerston investigated the apparently minor affair of two British traders whose enterprise on the Rio Nunez in West Africa had been attacked by Belgian trading rivals. Research and new material detail his personal handling of this in the midst of affairs of state.

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Palmerston and Africa: Rio Nunez Affair, Competition, Diplomacy and Justice by Roderick Braithwaite

This work is based in a time when the British Empire was at its most powerful and self-confident, and Lord Palmerston was at his prime, robust and energetic enough to investigate affairs as apparently minor as that of Rio Nunez. The problem concerned two British traders - Braithwaite and Martin - whose enterprise on the Rio Nunez in West Africa had been attacked by Belgian trading rivals. Palmerston's personal handling of their complaints - in the midst of high affairs of state - is detailed in this account, based on extensive research and new material. It is a portrait of imperial power at its height.

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About Roderick Braithwaite


Roderick Braithwaite is a researcher and writer specialising in Palmerston.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Palmerston and the "Civis Romanus": Britain in mid-century - the political setting for the affair. Part 2 David and Goliath together - Forsters, Braithwaite and Martin, and the most English minister, 1849-1853: prologue - the Cives Britannici; Matthyew Forster MP - champion of the legitimate trade; focus on the Nunez - 1847; the clash of arms, the quest for truth, the veils of deception - actions in Africa and the return to Europe, spring 1849; political scandals and the affair - Palmerston versus de la Hitte, d'Hoffscmidt and the court, 1849-1851; the affair within the affair - end-game, 1852-1853; epilogue. Part 3 Appendices: "Pam" and "Winnie" - a comparison; constitutional and legal aspects; Foreign Office pressures, 1851-1853; the road to Debucca.

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GOR005267640
Palmerston and Africa: Rio Nunez Affair, Competition, Diplomacy and Justice by Roderick Braithwaite
Roderick Braithwaite
Used - Very Good
Hardback
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
1996-12-31
256
1860641091
9781860641091
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