A Fair Field and No Favor! Uncle Sam: 'I'm Out For Commerce, Not Conquest.'
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W. A. Rogers
Harper's Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 2239
November 18, 1899
At the end of the 19th century, China began to open its borders to foreigners. Leaders of the industrial and imperial nations of Europe were very interested in access to China’s markets and raw materials. Government and business interests in the United States shared similar interests, but advocated a different, more conciliatory approach, as illustrated by this cartoon.
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