Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson / Edition 1

Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson / Edition 1

by Robert W. Tucker
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson / Edition 1

This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195074833
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I.An American Statesman
1.The Man and the Nation3
2.Jefferson and the Diplomacy of the Old Regime11
3."Conquering Without War,"18
Part II.The Development of Republican Statecraft (1783-1801)
4.Commerce, Manufactures, and the West25
5.The Rival Systems of Hamilton and Jefferson33
6.Neutrality and the Law of Nations48
7.The Diplomacy of Federalism64
8.Toward the Republican Triumph of 180074
Part III.The Diplomacy of Expansion (1801-5)
9.The Nature of Jefferson's Success87
10.The Significance of the Mississippi Valley95
11.Napoleon's Colonial Design101
12.War and Alliance in Republican Diplomacy108
13."Playing for Time,"125
14.The Gambit for West Florida137
15.Lessons of the Louisiana Purchase145
16.The Empire of Liberty: The Conflict between Means and Ends157
Part IV.The Maritime Crisis (1805-9)
17.The Nature of Jefferson's Failure175
18.Jefferson's Diplomatic Design180
19.The Anglo-American Dispute: Neutral Rights and Impressment189
20.The Abortive Peace Settlement198
21.Jefferson and the Embargo204
22.Neutral Rights versus the Balance of Power214
23.Embargo and War222
Part V.The Jeffersonian Legacy
24.The Role of a Democratic Foreign Policy231
25.The Isolationist Impulse239
26.Jefferson and Liberty: Exemplar or Crusader?249

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