Lexington KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1980.
Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #9638
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, otherwise light wear. Crisp hardcover.; "If eighteenth-century European diplomacy was, as Felix Gilbert claimed, "entirely dominated by the concept of power," the same can be said of the foreign policy of Revolutionary America, as formulated by John Adams and his colleagues. That the conventional European doctrines of the balance of power and of the interest of states should have dominated their thinking is not surprising. These were modes of analysis on which they, as citizens of the British Empire, had been born and raised. When the time came to craft a foreign policy for the new American nation, they quite naturally employed them." Contents: Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Formulating an American Foreign Policy; 2: France, 1778-1779; 3. France Again, 1780; 4. The Netherlands; 5. Dutch Recognition; 6. Peace Negotiations; 7. John Adams and Revolutionary Diplomacy; Notes; A Note on Sources; Index. ; Ex-Library; vii, 199 pages.