A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams

A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams

by David Waldstreicher
     
 

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A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a collection of original historiographic essays contributed by leading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.

  • Features contributions from top historians and Adams’ scholars

Overview

A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a collection of original historiographic essays contributed by leading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.

  • Features contributions from top historians and Adams’ scholars
  • Considers sub-topics of interest such as John Adams’ role in the late 18th-century demise of the Federalists, both Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, religion, and slavery
  • Includes two chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This is a fine collection of essays on the Adamses and an excellent introduction to one of the most admired, despised, honored, and disrespected families in American history.” (Presidential Studies Quarterly, 1 June 2015)

“This is an excellent resource for any academic reference collection or special library with specialization in Colonial America, politics, or regional history.” (Reference Reviews, 1 January 2014)

“David Waldstreicher has compiled a glittering collection of essays surveying the lives and times of the second and sixth presidents of the United States. The public and private lives of John, John Quincy and the inimitable Abigail Adams continue to fascinate both academe and the reading public.” (Expofairs.com, 6 May 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118524299
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
600
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
'David Waldstreicher has compiled a glittering collection of essays surveying the lives and times of the second and sixth presidents of the United States. The public and private lives of John, John Quincy and the inimitable Abigail Adams continue to fascinate both academe and the reading public. The distinguished collection of authors who contribute to this volume deal with everything from diplomacy and politics to religion, science and literature. This is a must read for anyone hoping to keep up with the Adamses.? - Randall B. Woods, author of the forthcoming John Quincy Adams: "A Man for the Whole People"

• This splendid collection offers something wonderful for every scholar and casual reader who values the Adamses, from brief life and literature surveys of John, Abigail, John Quincy, and Louisa Catherine to essays on both presidencies, four presidential elections, and contested issues of politics, diplomacy, and culture from the American Revolution to the slavery crisis.? - Richard Alan Ryerson, Former Editor in Chief of The Adams Papers

Meet the Author

David Waldstreicher is Professor of History at Temple University and co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic. His books include Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution (2004), Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification (2009), and A Companion to Benjamin Franklin (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

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