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The Resource Emperor of liberty : Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy, Francis D. Cogliano

Emperor of liberty : Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy, Francis D. Cogliano

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Emperor of liberty : Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy
Title
Emperor of liberty
Title remainder
Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy
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Francis D. Cogliano
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Language
eng
Summary
This book, the first in decades to closely examine Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy, offers a compelling reinterpretation of his attitudes and accomplishments as a statesman during America's early nationhood. Beginning with Jefferson's disastrous stint as wartime governor of Virginia during the American Revolution, and proceeding to his later experiences as a diplomat in France, Secretary of State, and U.S. Vice President, historian Francis Cogliano considers how these varied assignments shaped Jefferson's thinking about international relations. The author then addresses Jefferson's two terms as President<U+0127> �his goals, the means he employed to achieve them, and his final record as a statesman. Cogliano documents the evolution of Jefferson's attitudes toward the use of force and the disposition of state power. He argues that Jefferson, although idealistic in the ends he sought to achieve, was pragmatic in the means he employed. Contrary to received wisdom, Jefferson was comfortable using deadly force when he deemed it necessary and was consistent in his foreign policy ends<U+0127> �prioritizing defense of the American republic above all else. His failures as a statesman were, more often than not, the result of circumstances beyond his control, notably the weakness of the fledgling American republic in a world of warring empires.--
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Cogliano, Francis D
Dewey number
327.73009034
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • United States
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Emperor of liberty : Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy, Francis D. Cogliano
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Introduction: three emperors -- "According to the judgment of a good man" -- "To compel the pyratical states to perpetual peace" -- "Mr. Jefferson is a decided Republican" -- The reign of the witches -- "Chastise their insolence" -- Empire of liberty -- "They expect the president to act" -- Conclusion: "ne plus ultra"
Control code
FIEb17618289
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780300179934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861322953
Label
Emperor of liberty : Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy, Francis D. Cogliano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: three emperors -- "According to the judgment of a good man" -- "To compel the pyratical states to perpetual peace" -- "Mr. Jefferson is a decided Republican" -- The reign of the witches -- "Chastise their insolence" -- Empire of liberty -- "They expect the president to act" -- Conclusion: "ne plus ultra"
Control code
FIEb17618289
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780300179934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861322953

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