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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.221
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title 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
Date 1872
Author United States  
Document Type Book
Content Description 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.
Subjects Civil War  Confederate States of America  Global History and Civics  Treaty  Commerce  Finance  Economics  Law  Navy  Maritime  Military History  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Reconstruction; Banking & Economics; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics; Law; Naval & Maritime; The American Civil War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945