The Origins of Jeffersonian Commercial Policy and Diplomacy (Studies in Modern History)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Palgrave Macmillan
By: Doron S.Ben- Atar
Examining the tensions between the Atlantic commercial economy and 18th-century notions of republican virtue, this book is a critical examination of the origins of Jeffersonian commercial diplomacy and policy from his days as a Virginia politician to his retirement from the presidency in 1809. The author demonstrates that although republicans often posed commerce as the opposite of virtue, the central theme of Jefferson's commercial diplomacy was the pursuit of foreign markets for surplus agricultural production.