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Norman B. Ferris
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)

Man and Crisis Diplomacy During the Nineteenth Century

Research on the personal qualities of statesmen who were leading participants in the 19th century diplomatic crises. Most historians of international relations are concerned primarily with what happened in diplomatic conversations and negotiations, relying heavily on official documents and press reports. Fellow concerned with why individual statesmen fail to negotiate solutions to national differences ; uses personal material, in which statesmen are often more candid as well as official documents. Fellow has been working on a book about the diplomatic origins of the Trent crisis of 1861, to be published by Houghton Mifflin.

Project fields:
History, General

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Total amounts:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970