Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRobert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson

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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light ofseveral critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, thisbook provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.

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This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Wr...

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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light ofseveral critical themes which continue to be hig...

Robert Tucker is Professor of American Diplomacy at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He has written widely on American foreign policy, nuclear weapons, and international law and ethics. David Hendrickson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado College, and is the author of two b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.

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"This excellent study fills a void in literature on American foreign policy in the republic's early years. Thoughtfully and clearly written, the authors craft a book which should be required reading for students and scholars alike."--Thomas M. Campbell, Florida State University