By David Waldstreicher
A significant other to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a suite of unique historiographic essays contributed through top historians that disguise diversified features of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.
• positive aspects contributions from most sensible historians and Adams’ scholars</b>
• Considers sub-topics of curiosity resembling John Adams’ position within the overdue 18th-century dying of the Federalists, either Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, faith, and slavery<b>
• contains chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams
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Extra info for A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)
Freeman (1999, 2001a). These volumes join the older study by Daniel J. Sisson (1974) focusing on republican political ideology. Two valuable collections of essays were spawned by conferences o rganized by the Massachusetts Historical Society: John Adams and the Founding of the Republic, edited by Richard Alan Ryerson (2001); and The Libraries, Leadership, and Legacies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, edited by Robert C. Baron and Conrad Edick Wright (2010). john adams: the life and the biographers 31 Other historical studies include notable chapters on Adams.
In August 1784, after nearly five years apart, he and Abigail were finally reunited in London. Several months later, Adams got the news he had long hoped for, and welcomed as validation and vindication: in early 1785, Congress notified him of his appointment as American minister to Great Britain. On June 1, he presented his credentials to George III and had a successful face-to-face audience with the king. Once that triumph was on record, however, Adams found his appointment a source of perennial frustration and disappointment.
Adams accepted this new arrangement, though he resisted the congressional mandate. At the same time, letters from Abigail, from his friend and political ally Elbridge Gerry, and from john adams: the life and the biographers 13 James Lovell, a Massachusetts delegate to Congress, told him that Congress had recast the commission in part because of French influence and Franklin’s machinations; Franklin had sent Congress the testy 1780 correspondence between Adams and Vergennes with Franklin’s cover letter criticizing Adams’s conduct.
A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History) by David Waldstreicher