By David Waldstreicher
A significant other to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a suite of unique historiographic essays contributed through prime historians that hide diversified elements of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.
- Features contributions from most sensible historians and Adams’ scholars
- Considers sub-topics of curiosity corresponding to John Adams’ position 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 progressive 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 concept (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 state nation (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 better 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 relations (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 resources for A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams
In reaction to debate with such radicals as Condorcet, Turgot, and Tracy, Adams clarified the limits of his understanding of Enlightenment, albeit by negative reference. If Adams’s immersion in the new Scottish learning added depth to his Enlightenment, his rejection of radical French thought gave it focus and definition. 1 A Youthful Enlightenment Like all acolytes of Enlightenment, the young John Adams reveled in the accomplishments of modern science. The ancients of classical Greece and Rome might lay claim to priority in poetry and oratory, but when it came to the mathematical sciences of physics and astronomy, modern learning seized the laurel.
The next contributions to biographical literature on Adams were the memorial orations delivered after Adams’s and Jefferson’s deaths in 1826, treating them together. Later orators discussed Adams in addressing the shift from the founding generation to the generation of those charged with preserving the founders’ legacy. The most valuable oration of this group, delivered on January 4, 1859 in Boston, was the work of the Unitarian clergyman, author, and abolitionist Theodore Parker (1810–1860). Parker’s illuminating miniature biography shows rare sensitivity to Adams’s psychology.
Americans regarded the news that these two great men had died on the same day, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration, as providential – a sign that the torch was passing from the Revolutionary generation to their successors. 2 The Biographers Scholarship on John Adams falls into three categories – editions of his writings and papers; biographies and character studies (books focusing on key themes of the subject’s psychology or personal qualities); and monographs studying his constitutional or political thought or key periods or themes in his life and thought.
A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams by David Waldstreicher