Foreign Relations of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, 1780-1789 (FRUAC-M): The Complete Documentary Edition

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Foreign Relations of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, 1780-1789: The Complete Documentary Edition (FRUAC-M) is an excellent resource for the study of United States diplomacy for the years 1780-1789. The collection presents historical documents that trace the efforts of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and others to establish a credible international presence for the United States.

The microfilm edition is the complete publication of more than 6,000 documents used to prepare the three volume scholarly edition published by the National Historical Publication and Records Commission. Also, it is the major source for the reader, Documents of the Emerging Nation, 1775-1789, published in cooperaton with the NHPRC by Scholarly Resources.

This micropublication includes the significant allied documents that provide an in-depth, complex view of the shaping of America’s diplomacy during this critical period of United States history.

FRUAC-M contains selections for the official papers of the United States Congress; British, French, and Spanish government records; and unofficial documents. The diplomatic despatches, private letters, and other documents from archives, libraries, and historical societies--;including the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and French and British sources--;reveal actions and events in the formative years of U.S. diplomacy.

Foreign-language documents, including those of the French Foreign Affairs Archives, have been translated;many for the first time.

An accompanying guide with complete document lists in chronological order, historical background essay, and illustrations completes this basic reference collection.

This microfilm collection brims with information and insights valuable to historians, political scientists, and those interested in foreign policy history.

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