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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1870s
|The case of the United States, laid before the Tribunal of arbitration convened at Geneva under the provisions of the treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the queen of Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871
|The United States' case in arbitration against Great Britain regarding the "Alabama Claims." The United States sought compensation from Great Britain because the British supplied commerce raiding ships, including the "Alabama," to the Confederacy. The case went to arbitration, where the United States was awarded a large sum. Details the ways in which the British, by helping the Confederates, ignored the laws that apply to neutral countries during war. States desired compensation. Published by the Government Printing Office. Senate Executive Document number thirty-one from the second session of the forty-second Congress.
|Civil War Confederate States of America Global History and Civics Treaty Commerce Finance Economics Law Navy Maritime Military History
|Reconstruction; Banking & Economics; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics; Law; Naval & Maritime; The American Civil War
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945