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America’s First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation by John R. Haddad (review)

America’s First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation by John R. Haddad (review) REVIEWS although Watson never claims that the Army existed in complete isolation from American society and its accompanying internal divisions. I would hope, however, that even those most deeply skeptical of the worldview of his subjects would take Watson's important arguments about the historical significance of American state power during the early republic as seriously as they deserve. The analytical breadth and archival depth of these two volumes demands nothing less. Wa yne Wei- sia ng Hs ieh teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the author of West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace (Chapel Hill, NC, 2009). America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation. By John R. Haddad. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013. Pp. 283. Cloth, $35.00.) Reviewed by Dong Wang John Haddad has written an engaging and lucid account of Americans' early experience in Qing China from 1784--the year of the maiden voyage of the Empress of China from New York--to the 1860s, following the suppression of the Taiping Rebellion. Drawing on an extensive array of primary and secondary sources, Haddad brings to life the American story of the U.S.­Chinese encounter through skillful biographical studies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

America’s First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation by John R. Haddad (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 34 (2)

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REVIEWS although Watson never claims that the Army existed in complete isolation from American society and its accompanying internal divisions. I would hope, however, that even those most deeply skeptical of the worldview of his subjects would take Watson's important arguments about the historical significance of American state power during the early republic as seriously as they deserve. The analytical breadth and archival depth of these two volumes demands nothing less. Wa yne Wei- sia ng Hs ieh teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the author of West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace (Chapel Hill, NC, 2009). America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation. By John R. Haddad. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013. Pp. 283. Cloth, $35.00.) Reviewed by Dong Wang John Haddad has written an engaging and lucid account of Americans' early experience in Qing China from 1784--the year of the maiden voyage of the Empress of China from New York--to the 1860s, following the suppression of the Taiping Rebellion. Drawing on an extensive array of primary and secondary sources, Haddad brings to life the American story of the U.S.­Chinese encounter through skillful biographical studies

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

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