by Hackett, Frank W.
1882. An Insider Account of the Precedent-Setting Alabama Claims Hackett, Frank W. [1841-1926]. The Geneva Award Acts: With Notes and References to Decisions of the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims. Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1882. xiv, 207 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Original pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, light toning to text, inkstamp of the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims to front endleaf. $150. * An authoritative account by an insider, the private secretary to Caleb Cushing, the U.S. counsel in the Geneva arbitration that settled the claims against Great Britain arising from the damage wrought by the C.S.S. Alabama to U.S. merchant ships during the Civil War. Settled by international arbitration, this case established a precedent and aroused interest in codifying international law.
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