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Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December, 1785–January, 1787 ed. by Gregg L. Lint, et al. (review)

Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December, 1785–January, 1787 ed. by Gregg L. Lint, et al. (review) 754 } EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 52 , NUMBER 3 Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December, 1785− January, 1787 Edited by gregg l. lint , sara martin , c. james taylor , sara georgini , hobson woodward , sara b. sikes , and amanda m. norton Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016 659 pp. Any scholar analyzing the foreign relations of the early Republic, the weakness of the national government under the Articles of Confederation, or the origins of John Adams’s Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America (1787) will find this excellent compilation of Adams’s public papers an invaluable resource. Important issues for Adams as our first ambassador to the Court of St. James included normalizing relations with Great Britain (with unpaid debts from the prewar period, violations of the peace treaty, and negotiations on a treaty of commerce to be resolved), supporting trade, and dealing with the Barbary States. Expanding international commerce is extensively covered; neutrality, a major foreign policy principle well into the twentieth century, is the subject of a few documents. In addition, Adams continued as ambassador to the Netherlands; in that role, his main responsibility was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December, 1785–January, 1787 ed. by Gregg L. Lint, et al. (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 52 (3) – Oct 31, 2017

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754 } EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 52 , NUMBER 3 Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December, 1785− January, 1787 Edited by gregg l. lint , sara martin , c. james taylor , sara georgini , hobson woodward , sara b. sikes , and amanda m. norton Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016 659 pp. Any scholar analyzing the foreign relations of the early Republic, the weakness of the national government under the Articles of Confederation, or the origins of John Adams’s Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America (1787) will find this excellent compilation of Adams’s public papers an invaluable resource. Important issues for Adams as our first ambassador to the Court of St. James included normalizing relations with Great Britain (with unpaid debts from the prewar period, violations of the peace treaty, and negotiations on a treaty of commerce to be resolved), supporting trade, and dealing with the Barbary States. Expanding international commerce is extensively covered; neutrality, a major foreign policy principle well into the twentieth century, is the subject of a few documents. In addition, Adams continued as ambassador to the Netherlands; in that role, his main responsibility was

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