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Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: Ulysses S. Grant's Postpresidential Diplomacy

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780809334780
Author(s): Edwina S. Campbell
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Dimensions: 160 x 231 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 280
Series: World Of Ulysses S. Grant

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In 1877 former president Ulysses S. Grant, along with family and friends, embarked on a two-year world tour that took him from Liverpool to Yokohama with stops throughout Europe and Asia. Biographies of Grant deal very briefly, if at all, with this tour and generally treat it as a pleasure trip filled with sightseeing, shopping, wining, and dining. Far from an extended vacation, however, Grant's travels in fact constituted a diplomatic mission sanctioned by the U.S. government. In this revealing volume, Edwina S. Campbell chronicles Grant's journey-the first diplomatic mission ever undertaken by a former U.S. president-and demonstrates how it marked a decided turning point in the role of the United States in world affairs. Traveling commercially and on U.S. Navy warships, Grant visited ports of call throughout the British Empire, Europe, and Asia, including Britain, France, Egypt, the Ottoman Empire, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Ireland, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Japan.
Along the way, he met with monarchs, ministers, and average citizens, creating the model for the summitry and public diplomacy practiced by future American presidents and articulating concepts of national self-determination, international organization, and the peaceful settlement of internation Please click here to ask a question
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