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The lost Founding Father

The lost Founding Father
John Quincy Adams and the transformation of american politics

  • ISBN: 9780871404350
  • Editorial: W.W. Norton & Company Ltd.
  • Lugar de la edición: New Jersey. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 544
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

Largely written out of American history, this book argues that John Quincy Adams is, in fact, a lost Founding Father.

Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered a lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created the American nation. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history.

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