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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Paul C. Nagel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-05
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780307828194
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Summary : February 21, 1848, the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the Speaker’s chamber. The public mourning that followed, writes Paul C. Nagel, “exceeded anything previously seen in America. Forgotten was his failed presidency and his often cold demeanor. It was the memory of an extraordinary human being—one who in his last years had fought heroically for the right of petition and against a war to expand slavery—that drew a grateful people to salute his coffin in the Capitol and to stand by the railroad tracks as his bier was transported from Washington to Boston.” Nagel probes deeply into the psyche of this cantankerous, misanthropic, erudite, hardworking son of a former president whose remarkable career spanned many offices: minister to Holland, Russia, and England, U.S. senator, secretary of state, president of the United States (1825-1829), and, finally, U.S. representative (the only ex-president to serve in the House). On the basis of a thorough study of Adams’ seventy-year diary, among a host of other documents, the author gives us a richer account than we have yet had of JQA’s life—his passionate marriage to Louisa Johnson, his personal tragedies (two sons lost to alcoholism), his brilliant diplomacy, his recurring depression, his exasperating behavior—and shows us why, in the end, only Abraham Lincoln’s death evoked a great out-pouring of national sorrow in nineteenth-century America. We come to see how much Adams disliked politics and hoped for more from life than high office; how he sought distinction in literacy and scientific endeavors, and drew his greatest pleasure from being a poet, critic, translator, essayist, botanist, and professor of oratory at Harvard; how tension between the public and private Adams vexed his life; and how his frustration kept his masked and aloof (and unpopular). Nagel’s great achievement, in this first biography of America’s sixth president in a quarter century, is finally to portray Adams in all his talent and complexity.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Marie B. Hecht
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :681
  • ISBN : PSU:000026688794
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Summary : A study of the sixth president's private and public lives based on his journals, correspondence and memoirs

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Paul E. Teed
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 1594547971
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Summary : By the standards that historians usually use to judge presidents, John Quincy Adams was a failure. Although better qualified for the office than any American of his generation, he served for only one term and was unable to accomplish any of the most cherished goals set forth so boldly at the beginning of his presidency. His election to the presidency in 1824 was itself fraught with controversy and charges of political corruption and he was soundly defeated in his bid for re-election by Andrew Jackson. To many contemporaries and even some historians, Adams has appeared completely out of touch with the democratic revolution that was transforming American life at the time. He seemed a relic of a discredited, eighteenth-century political world. Yet John Quincy Adams has not shared the fate of other presidential "failures" who have faded almost entirely from the national memory. Indeed, a steady stream of excellent biographies has issued forth from historians who continue to find his life and presidency illustrative of important themes in nineteenth-century American political and cultural history. Adams has gained significant ground on earlier critics and has re-emerged as a first-rate diplomat and as a principled leader. The intention of this book is to provide a concise, synthetic biography of Adams that seeks to integrate the themes of his life into an understandable whole that explains both the successes and failures of his extraordinary career. Using his published journals and writings as basic sources, the book seeks to present a succinct narrative of Adams' career that draws upon the best scholarship on his life and times.

Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams

Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Joseph D. Stiles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1859
  • Total pages :459
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433070254994
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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Lynn Hudson Parsons
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-03-01
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781442202887
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Summary : He was born in 1767, a subject of the British Empire, and died in 1848, a citizen of the United States and a member of Congress in company with Abraham Lincoln. In his dramatic career he had known George Washington and Benjamiin Franklin, La Fayette of France, Alexander I of Russia, and Castlereagh of Great Britain. He had both collaborated and quarrelled with Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. In his lifetime Americans had fought for and established their independence, adopted a Constitution, fought two wars with Great Britain and one with Mexico. They had expanded south to the Rio Grande and west to the Pacific. At the time of his death, Adams was seen as a living connection between the present and past of the young republic and his passing severed one of the nation's last ties with its founding generation. As son of the second president of the United States, father of the minister to the Court of St. James, and grandfather to author Henry Adams, John Quincy Adams was part of an American dynasty. In his own career as secretary of state, President, senator, and congressman, Adams was as an actor in some of the most dramatic events of the nineteenth century. In this concise biography, Lynn Hudson Parsons masterfully chronicles the life of one of America's most absorbing figures. From the day in 1778 when, as a boy, he accompanied his father on a diplomatic mission to France, to his last years as an eloquent , cantankerous opponent of this country's foreign and domestic policies, Adams was rarely detached from public affairs. And yet, this biography reveals Adams as a man never truly at home anywhere—in Washington he was stubborn and reclusive, in Europe he was a phlegmatic ideologue, a bulldog among spaniels. His story parallels America's own.

American Statesmen: John Quincy Adams

American Statesmen: John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1883
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Phyllis Lee Levin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-06
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9781137474629
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Summary : A patriot by birth, John Quincy Adams's destiny was foreordained. He was not only "The Greatest Traveler of His Age," but his country's most gifted linguist and most experienced diplomat. John Quincy's world encompassed the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the early and late Napoleonic Age. As his diplomat father's adolescent clerk and secretary, he met everyone who was anyone in Europe, including America's own luminaries and founding fathers, Franklin and Jefferson. All this made coming back to America a great challenge. But though he was determined to make his own career he was soon embarked, at Washington's appointment, on his phenomenal work abroad, as well as on a deeply troubled though loving and enduring marriage. But through all the emotional turmoil, he dedicated his life to serving his country. At 50, he returned to America to serve as Secretary of State to President Monroe. He was inaugurated President in 1824, after which he served as a stirring defender of the slaves of the Amistad rebellion and as a member of the House of Representatives from 1831 until his death in 1848. In The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams, Phyllis Lee Levin provides the deeply researched and beautifully written definitive biography of one of the most fascinating and towering early Americans.

Memoirs of John Quincy Adams

Memoirs of John Quincy Adams
  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1874
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : PSU:000010233740
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Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and Its Teaching

Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and Its Teaching
  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-10
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 0559205481
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Summary : This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : James Traub
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-22
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 9780465098798
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Summary : "Penetrating, detailed, and very readable. . . . A splendid biography." --Wall Street Journal Few figures in American history have held as many roles in public life as John Quincy Adams. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams's diaries, letters, and writings to evoke his numerous achievements-and failures-in office. A man of unwavering moral convictions, Adams is the father of foreign policy "realism" and one of the first proponents of the "activist government." But John Quincy Adams is first and foremost the story of a brilliant, flinty, and unyielding man whose life exemplified admirable political courage.

Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife

Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife
  • Author : Andrew Oliver,John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :335
  • ISBN : 0674691520
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Summary : This volume affords a visual documentation of the most varied political career in American history and exemplifies the work of the principal American portraitists from the days of Copley and Stuart to the dawn of the Daguerrean era. Included in the 159 illustrations are all the known life portraits, busts, and silhouettes of John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams, along with important replicas, copies, engravings, and representative likenesses of their siblings. The book is organized into seven chapters which generally coincide with the major divisions of John Quincy Adams' political career. Within each chapter are discussed the artists, their relationships with the Adams's, and the provenance of each of their works. A chronology of John Quincy Adams' life for each period accompanies the chapter to which it pertains. Information about the size of each likeness, the inscriptions if any, the date executed, and present ownership where known is summarized in the List of Illustrations. The Adams's, as they watched themselves age over the years in the marble, ink, or oil of the artists who portrayed them, recorded much by way of commentary on the artistic talent and process at hand. The author makes use of the diaries and correspondence preserved in the Adams Papers, thus combining a learned appreciation with an intimate glimpse of Adams's as they saw themselves.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Harlow Giles Unger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-04
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780306821301
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Summary : He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the nation's formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize–winning Profiles in Courage. A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger's John Quincy Adams follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures.

Narrative of the Life of John Quincy Adams, when in Slavery, and Now as a Freeman

Narrative of the Life of John Quincy Adams, when in Slavery, and Now as a Freeman
  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1872
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : UVA:X001056235
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John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery

John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery
  • Author : David Waldstreicher,Matthew Mason
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-28
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9780199947959
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Summary : In the final years of his political career, President John Quincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery, with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him "the acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed." As a young statesman, however, he supported slavery. How did the man who in 1795 told a British cabinet officer not to speak to him of "the Virginians, the Southern people, the democrats," whom he considered "in no other light than as Americans," come to foretell "a grand struggle between slavery and freedom"? How could a committed expansionist, who would rather abandon his party and lose his U.S. Senate seat than attack Jeffersonian slave power, later come to declare the Mexican War the "apoplexy of the Constitution," a hijacking of the republic by slaveholders? What changed? Entries from Adams's personal diary, more extensive than that of any American statesman, reveal a highly dynamic and accomplished politician in engagement with one of his generation's most challenging national dilemmas. Expertly edited by David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason, John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery offers an unusual perspective on the dramatic and shifting politics of slavery in the early republic, as it moved from the margins to the center of public life and from the shadows to the substance of Adams's politics. The editors provide a lucid introduction to the collection as a whole and frame the individual documents with brief and engaging insights, rendering both Adams's life and the controversies over slavery into a mutually illuminating narrative. By juxtaposing Adams's personal reflections on slavery with what he said-and did not say-publicly on the issue, the editors offer a nuanced portrait of how he interacted with prevailing ideologies during his consequential career and life. John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the complicated politics of slavery that set the groundwork for the Civil War.

Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams

Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Josiah Quincy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1858
  • Total pages :429
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105044035132
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Summary : This book is a biography of John Quincy Adams, United States Senator, Congressman from Massachusetts, and the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.

Letters of John Quincy Adams, to His Son, on the Bible and Its Teachings

Letters of John Quincy Adams, to His Son, on the Bible and Its Teachings
  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1848
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN6D9S
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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Stephen Feinstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 0766050025
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Summary : Discusses the personal life and political career of the son of the second president of the United States, who became the sixth president. Includes Internet links to Web sites, source documents, and photographs related to John Quincy Adams.

The Presidency of John Quincy Adams

The Presidency of John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Mary W. M. Hargreaves
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : UOM:39015011519991
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Summary : Historians have not been generous in judging the presidency of John Quincy Adams. Those who have most conspicuously upheld Adams's fame have, at the same time, virtually ignored his service in the White House. Critics, on the other hand, have described his administration as a failure, founded upon "bargain and corruption" and marked by exclusion of the United States from the British West Indian trade, the ineffectiveness of its efforts to promote strong Pan-American relationships, and the enactment of the "tariff of abominations." Some analysts have even argued that it generated the sectionalism which terminated the "Era of Good Feelings." Mary Hargreaves contends, instead, that the basic effort of Adams's presidency was to harmonize divergent sectional interests. To ignore the Adams administration's commitment to nationalism, she argues, is to overlook a fundamental stage in the establishment of the federal government as guardian of the general interest. The volume contains new information on the development of United States commercial policy, the nation's early relationships with Latin America, and difficulties of local and regional adjustment to the growth of the national economy. It will be of keen interest to all students of the economic and political history of the early national period.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
  • Author : Fred Kaplan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-06
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 9780062199324
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Summary : Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history—a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams—and persuasively demonstrates how Adams's inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America. Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adams's evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the White House and beyond. He examines Adams's myriad sides: the public and private man, the statesman and writer, the wise thinker and passionate advocate, the leading abolitionist and fervent federalist who believed strongly in both individual liberty and the government's role as an engine of progress and prosperity. In these ways—and in his energy, empathy, sharp intellect, and powerful gift with words both spoken and written—he was a predecessor of Lincoln and, later, FDR and Obama. Indeed, this sweeping biography makes clear how Adams's forward-thinking values, his definition of leadership, and his vision for the nation's future is as much about twenty-first century America as it is about Adams's own time. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, John Quincy Adams paints a rich portrait of this brilliant leader and his significance to the nation and our own lives.

John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy

John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy
  • Author : Samuel Flagg Bemis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :588
  • ISBN : UVA:X000176942
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Argument of John Quincy Adams, Before the Supreme Court of the United States

Argument of John Quincy Adams, Before the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1841
  • Total pages :135
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105044092315
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