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Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform AmericaFrom the Civil War to the U.S. Senate$
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Gordon B. McKinney

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813140872

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.001.0001

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Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

(p.151) Chapter 9 Foreign Policy
Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America

Gordon B. McKinney

University Press of Kentucky

Blair sought to assist an American businessman exploit guano deposits in Peru and accepted company stock from the man despite a clear conflict of interest. Blair accepted an appointment as United States Minister to China despite his outspoken opposition to Chinese immigration into the United States. He was deeply offended when China refused to accept him as the official representative from the United States.

Keywords:   Peru, China, Henry W. Blair, James G. Blaine, Foreign Policy, Guano, Jacob R. Shipherd, Burlingame Treaty, Chinese Immigration

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