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Emperor of Liberty
Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy

Francis D. Cogliano

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—his goals, the means he employed to achieve them, and his final record as a statesman.

 

Cogliano documents the evolutio...

The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History

2014   320 pp.  3 maps   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300179934  $32.50
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