'The Wealth of Nations': Adam Smith and the Call for Free Trade

2023 Guides - Theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas
Adam Smith

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An article from AdamSmithWorks.org, a project of Liberty Fund. This website includes printed and visual scholarly content devoted to the life and works of Adam Smith.
One of a series of accounts of locations throughout the world identified with notable advances in civilization. From HumanProgress.org, a project of the Cato Institute.
Historical interpretation of the background and effects of the 1846 repeal of the Corn Laws, from libertarianism.org.
Definition of this term, from Britannica.com
A description of the complicated history of tariffs and free trade in Britain and Europe before and after the Repeal Act of 1846, from encyclopedia.com.

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