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Amid a Warring World: American Foreign Relations, 1775-1815
     

Amid a Warring World: American Foreign Relations, 1775-1815

by Robert W. Smith
 

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The critical role of early American diplomacy in preserving the existence of the United States

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The critical role of early American diplomacy in preserving the existence of the United States

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Lawrence S. Kaplan

“This sprightly survey of American foreign relations in the formative years is a welcome addition to the field. It is a well-written account of the vulnerable young nation in a hostile world. With its inclusion of the most recent scholarship on the period, it should be a useful supplement to an American history class.”—Lawrence S. Kaplan, professor emeritus of history, Kent State University, and author of Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire and Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile
Todd Estes

“Robert W. Smith’s new book provides an excellent overview and analysis of early American foreign policy and its role in the nation’s history. More than a mere summary, however, this solid book also makes important interpretive points and provides a framework for understanding the early republic. Thus, it will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike.”—Todd Estes, author of The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture
Chris Tudda

“Robert W. Smith has provided a much-needed explanation of the perils the United States faced during its most critical time. In sharp, engaging prose, he shows how the young nation strove to maintain its independence in a dangerous international environment where might often made right.”—Chris Tudda, historian, Department of State
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“This sprightly survey of American foreign relations in the formative years is a welcome addition to the field. It is a well-written account of the vulnerable young nation in a hostile world. With its inclusion of the most recent scholarship on the period, it should be a useful supplement to an American history class.”—Lawrence S. Kaplan, professor emeritus of history, Kent State University, and author of Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire and Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile

“Robert W. Smith’s new book provides an excellent overview and analysis of early American foreign policy and its role in the nation’s history. More than a mere summary, however, this solid book also makes important interpretive points and provides a framework for understanding the early republic. Thus, it will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike.”—Todd Estes, author of The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture

“Robert W. Smith has provided a much-needed explanation of the perils the United States faced during its most critical time. In sharp, engaging prose, he shows how the young nation strove to maintain its independence in a dangerous international environment where might often made right.”—Chris Tudda, historian, Department of State

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597975223
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
Issues in the History of American Foreign Relations
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Smith is assistant professor of history at Worcester State College, where he teaches the history of American foreign relations. He is the author of Keeping the Republic: Ideology and Early American Diplomacy and is a contributing editor of the online edition of American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature. He lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

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