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Copyright, 1920, by
STEPHEN HALEY ALLEN

Published January, 1920

INTRODUCTORY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

SOVEREIGN STATES-Early Conceptions of Sovereignty and
International Relations. Modern Conception of the Na-
tion. Want of Binding Law and Supervising Force over
the Nations. Composition of the Nation. Aliens and
Absentees.

CHAPTER II

INTERNATIONAL LAW-Dawn of International Law. Ambas-
sadors and Diplomatic Agents. Treaties. European
Political Congresses. The Monroe Doctrine.

CHAPTER III

GENERAL WELFARE CONVENTIONS-The Geneva Convention.
International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Protec-

tion of Submarine Cables. Repression of the African
Slave Trade. International Union for the Publication of
Customs Tariffs. Repression of the Trade in White
Women. International, Institute of Agriculture The
Algeciras Convention International Office of Public
Health.

CHAPTER IV

THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION-Universal Postal Conven

tion.

CHAPTER V

COMMON PROPERTY OF ALL NATIONS-The Sea. Interna-
tional Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea. Safety of
Life at Sea. Entry in port of destination. Piracy. As-
sistance and Salvage at Sea. Fisheries. Telegraphs:
Cable and Radio. Bed of the Sea and Ocean Products
other than Fish. Sanitation. The unseen Natural
Forces. The Air.

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