James E. Taylor
The Santo Domingo Commission.
New York: Frank Leslie, 1871.
During President Ulysses S. Grant's term-of-office, the U.S. considered
annexing the Dominican Republic. An 1869 treaty proposed that the U.S.
purchase the Dominican Republic for $100,000 and $50,000 in weapons. An
investigating commission, which included Frederick Douglass, visited Santo
Domingo in 1871 and submitted a favorable report to Congress. Neither
the Dominicans nor the U.S. Congress approved the proposed annexation.
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