Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic

Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic

by Charles N. Edel

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America’s rise from revolutionary colonies to a world power is often treated as inevitable. But Charles N. Edel’s provocative biography of John Q. Adams argues that he served as the central architect of a grand strategy whose ideas and policies made him a critical link between the founding generation and the Civil War–era nation of Lincoln.

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ISBN-13: 9780674744936
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 420
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Charles N. Edel is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 1. The Fires of Honorable Ambition: The Education of John Quincy Adams 2. Clans and Tribes at Eternal War: European Diplomacy and American Politics 3. In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Extent and Limits of American Power 4. The Spirit of Improvement: Economic and Moral Development 5. A Stain upon the Character of the Nation: The Fight against Slavery 6. The Influence of Our Example: The Legacy of John Quincy Adams Notes Acknowledgments Index

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