Benjamin West's "American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace with Great Britain." The left hand side of the canvas is blank because the British commissioners refused to appear in the canvas.

American Diplomacy, 1775 – 1825

The Early American Foreign Service Database (EAFSD to its friends) traces the U.S. Foreign Service from its early attempts at supplying the Continental Army during the American Revolution through the establishment of U.S. embassies in South America.

If this is your first visit, I suggest moving your mouse over the 5 gentlemen pictured on your left to see what happens...

SEARCH allows to find a particular person, place, or title in the database

EXPLORE gives you an expanding choice of interactive visualizations, designed to get you right into the heart of the database.

VISUAL ESSAYS gives you the chapters of my dissertation

What's New: The EAFSD has been completely rewritten in Django. To see the new code, check out the github repository.