Advisor

Bernard V. Burke

Date of Award

1981

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (224 p.)

Subjects

John Armstrong (1758-1843), Statesmen -- United States -- Biography, Continental System (Economic blockade), United States -- Foreign relations -- France, France -- Foreign relations -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.3186

Abstract

Although not well known to students of American history today, General John Armstrong was, in his day, a prominent and colorful public figure. From 1804 to 1810, he held the difficult position of United States Minister to France at a time when the world was in upheaval resulting from the Napoleonic Ware. As Great Britain and France struggled for supremacy, the United States--the world's foremost neutral commercial power--was slowly, but inevitably, drawn into this struggle, becoming the victim of the hostile edicts of the two major belligerents, as they wantonly violated established practices of international law.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18430

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