Gold Braid and Foreign Relations: Diplomatic Activities of U.S. Naval Officers, 1798-1883

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Naval Institute Press, 1988 - History - 502 pages
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This is a unique study of the officer diplomats of the "Old Navy" that covers 500 cases over an 85-year period, ending with Commodore Robert W. Schufeldt and the negotiation of America's first treaty with Korea.

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Long (history, University of New Hampshire), author of several works on both naval and foreign affairs, here shows the link between the two areas in early U.S. history. He chronicles dozens of cases ... Read full review

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<strong>David F. Long</strong>, retired after 45 years as Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, has written a number of diplomatic and U.S. naval works, including such naval biographies as <em>Nothing Too Daring... David Porter, 1780-1843</em>.

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