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Amid a Warring World: American Foreign Relations, 1775–1815
The period between 1775 and 1815 could be called the “critical period” of American foreign relations. At no time in American history was the existence of the republic in greater physical peril. Questions of foreign policy dominated American public life in a way unequalled until World War II. From the American Revolution through the War of 1812, the United States was a ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Potomac Books
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A top-notch survey of early American foreign relations, with an excellent balance of details, analysis, and "big picture" observations. This book is aimed at the college textbook market (it has an appendix that includes the texts of two dozen key documents, ideal for an undergrad course on U.S. foreign policy) but it's brief and focused enough for the general reader.