Portland State University. Department of History
Bernard V. Burke
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (224 p.)
John Armstrong (1758-1843), Statesmen -- United States -- Biography, Continental System (Economic blockade), United States -- Foreign relations -- France, France -- Foreign relations -- United States
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.
Armstrong, Thom M., "Mission of protest : General John Armstrong's response to the continental system, 1806-1810" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3195.