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Raising the flag : America's first envoys in faraway lands

Author: Peter D Eicher
Publisher: [Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its inception the United States has sent envoys to advance American interests abroad, both across oceans and to areas that later became part of the country. Little has been known about these first envoys until now. From China to Chile, Tripoli to Tahiti, Mexico to Muscat, Peter D. Eicher chronicles the experience of the first American envoys in foreign lands. Their stories, often stranger than fiction, are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Eicher
ISBN: 9781612349701 1612349706
OCLC Number: 1023821920
Description: xvi, 370 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. For Tea and Country: Samuel Shaw and the First American Contacts with China --
2. To the Shores of Tripoli: James Cathcart, William Eaton, and the First Barbary War --
3. Diplomacy in New Orleans: The Intriguing Career of Daniel Clark --
4. Inventing Interventionism: Joel Poinsett in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico --
5. Cochin China, Siam, and Muscat: The Remarkable Travels of Edmund Roberts --
6. The Commodore as Diplomat: David Porter at the Sublime Porte --
7. Adventures in Paradise: Jacques-Antoine Moerenhout, Samuel Blackler, and the Occupation of Tahiti --
8. The Land of Gold: Thomas Larkin, William Leidesdorff, and the Americanization of California --
9. Shimoda and the Shogun: Townshend Harris and the Opening of Japan --
Afterword.
Series Title: ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series.
Responsibility: Peter D. Eiche.

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From China to Chile, Tripoli to Tahiti, Mexico to Muscat, Peter Eicher chronicles the experiences of the first American envoys responsible for officially establishing foreign relations and promoting  Read more...

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