Early Diplomatic Negotiations of the United States With Russia (Classic Reprint)by John C. Hildt
In this introductory study of the relations of the United States with Russia it is proposed to narrate the history of the rise and progress of the early diplomatic relations of the American government to that country and the steps by which the negotiations were carried forward. The policy of
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In this introductory study of the relations of the United States with Russia it is proposed to narrate the history of the rise and progress of the early diplomatic relations of the American government to that country and the steps by which the negotiations were carried forward. The policy of a nation cannot be read in its treaties alone. Nor is diplomatic his tory to be written merely from negotiations that have been brought to a successful conclusion. It is in the unsuccessful negotiations together with the completed ones that the aims and ambitions of a government are shown. In this investi gation the chief sources of information are in the diplomatic archives of the Department of State, at Washington. Wherever any of these have been published I have endeav ored, for the convenience of the reader, to give the reference to the most available printed source. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Pendleton King, Chief of the Bureau of Indexes and Archives of the Department of State, for permission to ex amine the archives in his charge, and to Mr. George H. Schultze, of the same Department, for his very courteous assistance. I am also obliged to Professors J. M. Vincent, W. W. Willoughby, and Dr. S. Reeves for reading my manuscript and for their suggestions, and also to Professor A. C. Mclaughlin for information as to the letters of William Short. This study was the outcome of reports in the Amer ican History Seminary of the Johns Hopkins University, and I am under the greatest obligations to Professor J. C. Ballagh, without whose scholarly advice and constant eu couragement it would never have been completed.
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