By David Waldstreicher
A spouse to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a suite of unique historiographic essays contributed by means of prime historians that disguise various features of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.
• good points contributions from best historians and Adams’ scholars</b>
• Considers sub-topics of curiosity reminiscent of John Adams’ function within the overdue 18th-century death of the Federalists, either Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, faith, and slavery<b>
• comprises chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams
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Already doubting the quasi-war’s wisdom, he now began to seek a means to avert a full-blown war with France. Secretly, he asked William Vans Murray, American minister to the Netherlands, to sound out the French about reopening negotiations. Meanwhile, a federal tax enacted to raise revenue for the war sparked outrage in Pennsylvania. John Fries, a veteran of the Continental Army, organized a tax-resistance movement. After clashes pitting the insurgents against local authorities, state militia, and US marshals, Fries and twentynine other men were arrested and tried for treason and other crimes in a federal court; Fries and two others were convicted of treason and sentenced to hang.
The opening of the Adams papers was a catalyst for a wide range of biographical and historical scholarship. The massive two-volume biography published in 1961 by Page Smith of the University of California at Berkeley was the first based on the microfilm edition of the Adams papers (Page Smith, 1962). Smith’s book won a Bancroft Prize and was widely praised as definitive, but other scholars faulted its scanty attention to Adams’s ideas, its failure to hold Adams’s public and private lives in coherent balance, and its diffuseness (see especially Garraty, 1963).
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