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The Jones Act: A Fish Out of Water?

Discussing the Vulnerabilities of an 'Antiquated' Policy

Alaska… What the American public sardonically labeled “Seward’s icebox” and “Johnson’s polar bear garden” (referring to President Andrew Johnson) turned out to be The United States’ most strategic conduit for challenging the British Empire in the Pacific, its new economic frontier–that would inspire U.S. supremacy in world markets during the late-nineteenth century and beyond.  Alaska