Inscribed copy of The Panama Canal Controversy Between Great Britain and The United States by John Foster Dulles, to the first Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University, Andrew Fleming West.
Octavo, 14pp. Gray paper covers, reinforced spine with Japanese tissue paper, bound with staples. Deaccessioned from Princeton University Library. Inscribed by the future Secretary of State on the front cover: “Dean West – Compliments of John Foster Dulles.”
John Foster Dulles (1888-1959) was a graduate of Princeton University. This short work by Dulles, while an International Law attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell, discusses the international legal implication of tolls paid for transit through the Panama Canal. Many argued that the United States should receive a substantial portion of the canal tolls from the Panama Canal, due to it’s investment in its construction. Dulles explores the history of the Canal and legal questions posed by The Panama Canal Act in this short study.