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Empire of Liberty : The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson - Robert W. Tucker

Empire of Liberty

The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson

Paperback Published: 30th April 1992
ISBN: 9780195074833
Number Of Pages: 384

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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. 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.

"[A] very worthwhile survey of Jeffersonian America."--Paul Doutrich, York College of Pennsylvania "An interesting and provocative interpretation of Jefferson. Well-written and very persuasive."--Thomas A. Schwartz, Vanderbilt University "The most provocative and stimulating single volume now available on Jefferson's diplomacy."--Journal of Southern History "An excellent book that is the best succinct account of Jefferson's foreign policy and a superb primer for understanding America's response to the outside world."--New York Times Book Review "An impressive intellectual exercise. Two able political scientists have moved in among historians to produce an insightful history of Thomas Jefferson's public life written with verve and high style."--Journal of American History "[A] very worthwhile survey of Jeffersonian America."--Paul Doutrich, York College of Pennsylvania "An interesting and provocative interpretation of Jefferson. Well-written and very persuasive."--Thomas A. Schwartz, Vanderbilt University "The most provocative and stimulating single volume now available on Jefferson's diplomacy."--Journal of Southern History "An excellent book that is the best succinct account of Jefferson's foreign policy and a superb primer for understanding America's response to the outside world."--New York Times Book Review "An impressive intellectual exercise. Two able political scientists have moved in among historians to produce an insightful history of Thomas Jefferson's public life written with verve and high style."--Journal of American History "A thought-provoking discussion of our current situation."--Strategic Review "A book on Jeffersonian diplomacy is long overdue, and this readable work does credit to its fascinating topic."--Tim Maga, Bentley College "A much needed reappraisal of Jefferson's presidency--excellent introduction for both undergraduates & graduate students."--Robert Sutton, Western Illinois University "This excellent study fills a void in literature on American foreign policy in the republic's early years. Thoughtfully and clearly written, the authors craft a book which should be required reading for students and scholars alike."--Thomas Campbell, Florida State University "A book on Jeffersonian diplomacy is long overdue, and this readable work does credit to its fascinating topic."--Tim Maga, Bentley College "This excellent study fills a void in literature on American foreign policy in the republic's early years. Thoughtfully and clearly written, the authors craft a book which should be required reading for students and scholars alike."--Thomas M. Campbell, Florida State University

An American Statesman
The Man and the Nationp. 3
Jefferson and the Diplomacy of the Old Regimep. 11
"Conquering Without War,"p. 18
The Development of Republican Statecraft (1783-1801)
Commerce, Manufactures, and the Westp. 25
The Rival Systems of Hamilton and Jeffersonp. 33
Neutrality and the Law of Nationsp. 48
The Diplomacy of Federalismp. 64
Toward the Republican Triumph of 1800p. 74
The Diplomacy of Expansion (1801-5)
The Nature of Jefferson's Successp. 87
The Significance of the Mississippi Valleyp. 95
Napoleon's Colonial Designp. 101
War and Alliance in Republican Diplomacyp. 108
"Playing for Time,"p. 125
The Gambit for West Floridap. 137
Lessons of the Louisiana Purchasep. 145
The Empire of Liberty: The Conflict between Means and Endsp. 157
The Maritime Crisis (1805-9)
The Nature of Jefferson's Failurep. 175
Jefferson's Diplomatic Designp. 180
The Anglo-American Dispute: Neutral Rights and Impressmentp. 189
The Abortive Peace Settlementp. 198
Jefferson and the Embargop. 204
Neutral Rights versus the Balance of Powerp. 214
Embargo and Warp. 222
The Jeffersonian Legacy
The Role of a Democratic Foreign Policyp. 231
The Isolationist Impulsep. 239
Jefferson and Liberty: Exemplar or Crusader?p. 249
Notesp. 257
Bibliographyp. 337
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780195074833
ISBN-10: 0195074831
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 30th April 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 13.28  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.33