By David Waldstreicher
A significant other to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a suite of unique historiographic essays contributed via best historians that conceal assorted features of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.
- Features contributions from best historians and Adams’ scholars
- Considers sub-topics of curiosity resembling John Adams’ function within the overdue 18th-century dying of the Federalists, either Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, faith, and slavery
- Includes chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams
Chapter none creation (pages 1–2): David Waldstreicher
Chapter 1 John Adams (pages 3–35): R. B. Bernstein
Chapter 2 John Adams and Enlightenment (pages 36–59): Darren Staloff
Chapter three The innovative Politics of John Adams, 1760–1775 (pages 60–77): Colin Nicolson
Chapter four John Adams within the Continental Congress (pages 78–101): Karen N. Barzilay
Chapter five John Adams's Political notion (pages 102–124): David J. Siemers
Chapter 6 John Adams, Diplomat (pages 125–141): Wendy H. Wong
Chapter 7 John Adams and the Elections of 1796 and 1800 (pages 142–165): David W. Houpt
Chapter eight The Presidency of John Adams (pages 166–183): Douglas Bradburn
Chapter nine John Adams and faith (pages 184–198): John Fea
Chapter 10 Abigail Adams and Feminism (pages 199–217): Elaine Forman Crane
Chapter eleven Abigail Adams (pages 218–238): Margaret A. Hogan
Chapter 12 John Quincy Adams (pages 239–262): David Waldstreicher
Chapter thirteen John Quincy Adams and nationwide Republicanism (pages 263–280): Andrew Shankman
Chapter 14 John Quincy Adams, international relations, and American Empire (pages 281–304): John M. Belohlavek
Chapter 15 John Quincy Adams and the Elections of 1824 and 1828 (pages 305–327): David P. Callahan
Chapter sixteen The Presidency of John Quincy Adams (pages 328–347): Padraig Riley
Chapter 17 John Quincy Adams, inner advancements, and the kingdom country (pages 348–366): Sean Patrick Adams
Chapter 18 John Quincy Adams (pages 367–382): David F. Ericson
Chapter 19 John Quincy Adams, Cosmopolitan (pages 383–401): Bethel Saler
Chapter 20 John Quincy Adams and the Tangled Politics of Slavery (pages 402–421): Matthew Mason
Chapter 21 John Quincy Adams's greater Learnings (pages 422–444): Marlana Portolano
Chapter 22 A Monarch in a Republic (pages 445–467): Catherine Allgor and Margery M. Heffron
Chapter 23 Thomas Jefferson and the loo Adams kin (pages 469–486): Herbert E. Sloan
Chapter 24 The Adamses on display (pages 487–509): Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein
Chapter 25 An American Dynasty (pages 510–541): Edith B. Gelles
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Additional info for A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams
Further, in assessing his life, Adams was preoccupied by his desire for justice from posterity and his fear that posterity would deny him the enduring fame granted to Washington, Franklin, and Jefferson. These emotions drove him to exaggerate his contributions’ merit and significance and the ways that contemporaries assessed him. At the same time, he often mocked himself, as when he noted to Benjamin Rush on July 23, 1806, that Washington, Franklin, and Jefferson had a great gift that he lacked – the gift of silence (Schutz and Adair, 1966: 59–61).
2 This is an electronic edition: Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive, Massachusetts Historical Society. org/digitaladams/, accessed Nov. 10, 2012. 3 Journal of Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of Delegates, Chosen to Revise the Constitution of Massachusetts, Begun and Holden at Boston, November 15, 1820, and Continued by Adjournment to January 9, 1821. Reported for the Boston Daily Advertiser. Boston, MA: 209; see also p. 193. 4 Journal of Debates…: 11–12. FURTHER READING Adams, Willi Paul (2001).
Ferling emphasized John Adams’s inner life and psychology but sought with considerable success to strike a balance between Adams’s public and private lives. Ferling followed up his valuable study with a bibliography of Adams (1994b). Joseph J. Ellis of Mount Holyoke College published Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams (1993) a year after Ferling’s biography. Perhaps Ellis’s best book, Passionate Sage examines Adams’s life along the lines of Peter Shaw’s character study. Again, it is not a full biography, nor does it plumb the depths of Adams’s political and constitutional thought, though it effectively illuminates Adams in his later years.
A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams by David Waldstreicher