British parliament votes to repeal the Corn Laws

In a controversial move towards free trade, the British parliament voted to repeal the Corn Laws, a series of traditional measures protecting local agricultural producers and their workers from foreign competition. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation
John Powell, ed., Chronology of European History, 15,000 B.C. to 1996 (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997), vol. 2, 846-48.
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