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Joel Barlow : American diplomat and nation builder

Author: Peter P Hill
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Joel Barlow was the early Republic's most tenacious diplomat, a cheerful volunteer for difficult missions. His hard-won treaties with Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli ended, at least briefly, the attacks of Barbary pirates on American shipping in the Mediterranean. And on the eve of the War of 1812, President Madison sent him to France, where he subsequently won important wartime concessions from Napoleon.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joel Barlow; Joel Barlow; Joel Barlow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter P Hill
ISBN: 9781597976824 1597976822 9781597977722 1597977721
OCLC Number: 650217385
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Seeking fame, but without fortune --
Selling western lands to French emigrés --
Joining the French Revolution --
Waiting for a diplomatic opening to Algeria --
Setting out to complete the Donaldson Treaty --
Saving the treaty, freeing the captives --
Waiting out treaties with Tunis and Tripoli --
Critiquing U.S. policy toward France --
Keeping busy in Paris, riding out the political storm at home --
Home at last: touting a "national institution" of learning --
Nurturing nephews, defending a president --
Watching the worsening relations with Britain and France --
Beginning the French mission-with lively exchanges --
Outlining a treaty, waiting for a response --
Sorting out the issues in Franco-American co-belligerency --
Brain-storming a solution to the indemnities issue --
Failed mission, fallen diplomat --
Having served his country, not always well, but faithfully.
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