John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union

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März 2001



This new book focuses on John Quincy Adams's extensive role in foreign policy, including his years as secretary of state and as president. Brief but thorough, John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union analyzes Adams's foreign policy accomplishmen


Chapter 1 The Education of John Quincy Adams, 1767-1807 Chapter 2 The Storms of War and Peace, 1807-1817 Chapter 3 A Dangerous Neighborhood, 1817-1821 Chapter 4 A Frustrating World, 1821-1825 Chapter 5 A Troubled Presidency, 1825-1829 Chapter 6 An Unexpected Career, 1829-1848


James E. Lewis, Jr. has taught at Hollins University, Louisiana State University, Widener University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The American Union and the Problem of Neighborhood: The United States and the Collapse of the Spanish Empire, 1783-1829 (1998).


A highly readable and insightful biography of John Quincy Adams, a complex, brilliant, and often contentious and cantankerous man. -- James Roger Sharp, Syracuse University The most impressive single volume to date on the foreign policies of John Quincy Adams. It is a succinct but comprehensive account of one of America's most distinguished diplomatists. Lews presents Adams's failures as well as his successes, his shortcomings as well as his virtues, while observing the consistency of a statesman whose devotion to a strong union never wavered in the face of changing political environments. -- Lawrence S. Kaplan, emeritus director, Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies This book should be required reading not only for students of early American diplomatic history, but for anyone interested in the political history of the United States in its formative decades. -- Peter S. Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor, University of Virginia, and author of Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nat
EAN: 9780842026222
ISBN: 0842026223
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001
Seitenanzahl: 164 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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