September 1829 December 1832

September 1829   December 1832

The editorial method followed in volumes 7 and 8 of the Diary of Charles Francis Adams has been that followed in the first two volumes with the modifications introduced in volumes 3 and 4. That method , including textual and ...

Author: Charles Francis Adams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674204034

Category: History

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In these volumes the second decade of the sixty-year diary of Charles Francis Adams, the third of the family's statesmen, is begun. As was true of the two earlier volumes of the Diary, the section appearing here has not before reached print. Covering the period from Adams' marriage in September '829 to the end of 832,these volumes record th early years of his maturity during which he was seeking to find his vocation. Engaged in the day-to-day management of John Adams' business interests in Boston and, neverthess had no inclination toward commerce or the active practice of law. Son and grandson of Presidents, proud heir to a name already great and controversial in American politics, he also at this time considered himself "not fitted for the noise of public life." Dependent for support on his father and father-in-law but determined to maintain his independence, he devoted his available time to a program of studies and writing that would prepare him for a career he hesitated to name but in which he wished distinction. His own public career still years away, he was drawn at this period to the study of American history and his famous grandparents' papers, an effort that would continue and that would make him the family's archivist and editor. These volumes offer manifold opportunities for an enlarged understanding of a complex and able man who was later to assume positions of high responsibility. In addition to furnishing innumerable personal and familial insights, this portion of the diary is of capital importance for the historian of societs' and culture. Probably no more detailed and faithful record exists of Boston life in the period. The Adams Papers are edited at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Mr. Friedlaender is Associate Editor of the Papers, and Mr. Butterfield is Editor in Chief.
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Diary of Charles Francis Adams

Diary of Charles Francis Adams

Charles Francis Adams Aïda DiPace Donald, L. H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender ... At the lowest point he writes , “ I am ashamed of my Diary and of myself . ... Adams gives to the volumes the numbers 7 , 8 , and 9.

Author: Charles Francis Adams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674204026

Category: Statesmen

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A man's twenty-seventh year is "critical," according to Charles Francis Adams. And so his proved to be. Twenty-five at the start of these volumes, Adams had yet to embark on the public career that would mark him a statesman, but by their conclusion he had been drawn into the maelstrom of politics. It was an unwilling plunge, dictated by what both he and his father, John Quincy Adams, regarded as betrayal of the elder Adams by Daniel Webster and his Whigs. Once in, however, he showed himself politically adept. This diary, kept from January 1833 to June 1836 and hitherto unpublished, has elements of hidden personal drama. Through private meetings and caucuses and newspaper articles signed with pseudonyms, the younger Adams found effective means to carry on political activities in the face of dilemmas posed by his father's public prominence, his father-in-law's contrary persuasions, and his own preferences. He emerged with growing self-respect and solid accomplishment as political journalist--his initial vocation. The diary has fresh disclosures also about the personality of John Quincy Adams, shrewdly assessed by an observer uniquely placed to interpret domestic scenes as well as the greatly waged struggles in Washington against the Southern "slaveocracy" and "gag rules." Colorful figures in Boston's political and social life are finely etched in outspoken appraisals characteristic of the Adamses. The diarist shows acuteness too in comments on books, sermons, paintings, the theater, and opera.
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The Adams Papers Diary of Charles Francis Adams

The Adams Papers Diary of Charles Francis Adams

THE MANUSCRIPTS AND THE EDITORIAL METHOD Before the period covered by the present volumes Charles Francis Adams had settled ... In the Adams Papers serial numbering they are designated D / CFA / 5 , 8 , and 9 ( Microfilms , Reel Nos .

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Adams Family Correspondence Volumes 5 and 6

Adams Family Correspondence  Volumes 5 and 6

Volumes published Series I : Diaries Diary and Autobiography of John Adams ( 1755-1804 ) , ed . ... Aïda DiPace Donald and David Donald , 1964 Diary of Charles Francis Adams , vols . 3-4 ( 1829-1832 ) , ed . ... 7-8 ( 1836-1840 ) , ed .

Author: Adams Family

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020065

Category: History

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I cannot O! I cannot be reconciled to living as I have done for 3 years past... Will you let me try to soften, if I cannot wholy) releave you, from your Burden of Cares and perplexities?'' So begins Abigail Adams' correspondence to her husband in these volumes: a plea to end their long separation, as John Adams represented the United States in Europe while Abigail tended to family and farm in Massachusetts, and passed on to John Crucial political information from Congress. In October 1782, the Adams family was as widely scattered as it would ever be, with young John Quincy Adams in St. Petersburg, John at The Hague, and Abigail in Braintree with her daughter and younger sons. With the summer of 1784, however, Abigail would have her fondest wish, as most of the family reunited to spend nearly a year together in Europe. As the Adams family traveled, and as the children came of age, so their correspondence expanded to include an ever larger and more fascinating range of Cultural topics and international figures. The record of this remarkable expansion, these volumes document John Adams' diplomatic triumphs, his wife and daughter's participation in the cosmopolitan scenes of Paris and London, and his son John Quincy's travels in Europe and America. These pages also welcome Thomas Jefferson, who soon became one of Abigail's closest friends, into the family correspondence. From the intimacies 0f the children's education, sentimental and worldly, to the details of the 'arm friendship between Abigail and Madame Lafayette, to the grand drama of Edmund Burke and William Pitt the Younger debating in Parliament, the contents of these letters draw an incredibly rich picture of international life in the 17805 and an incomparable portrait of America's first family of politics and letters.
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The Golden Age of the Classics in America

The Golden Age of the Classics in America

7 , p . 475 ; March 17 , 1828 , vol . 7 , pp . 475-476 ; Donald et al . , Diary of Charles Francis Adams , Introduction , vol . 4 , p . vii . 47. Adams , Memoirs of John Quincy Adams , March 16 , 1829 , vol . 8 , p .

Author: Carl J Richard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674032640

Category: Education

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In a masterful study Carl Richard explores how the Greek and Roman classics became enshrined in American antebellum culture. For the first time, knowledge of the classics extended beyond aristocratic males to the middle class, women, African Americans, and frontier settlers. The Civil War led to a radical alteration of the educational system in a way that steadily eroded the preeminence of the classics.
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Diary of Charles Francis Adams

Diary of Charles Francis Adams

Vol . 4 borrowed 30 Aug. – 16 Sept. 1831 ; annotated at 31 August . BOSWELL , JAMES . Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides . ... Borrowed 15 April — 7 May 1830 ; annotated at 8 April . ... 2 vols 438 Diary of Charles Francis Adams.

Author: Marc Friedlaender

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Statesmen

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Diary

Diary

Charles Francis Adams Aïda DiPace Donald, David Herbert Donald. In 1824 Secretary of State Adams was at the crest of his diplomatic carcer , and he enjoyed the comfort of a lively family . His son Charles usually realized that he had an ...

Author: Charles Francis Adams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674203992

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Historical Documentary Editions

Historical Documentary Editions

Diary of Charles Francis Adams Edited by Aida Di Pace Donald and David Donald ( vols . 1 and 2 ) , Marc Friedlaender and L. H. Butterfield ( vols . 3-6 ) , Marc Friedlaender and others ( vols . 7 and 8 ) 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 .

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ISBN: MINN:30000010243214

Category: Archives

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Historical Documentary Editions 1993

Historical Documentary Editions 1993

Diary of Charles Francis Adams Edited by Aida DiPace Donald and David Donald ( vols . ... 1836 ( 1974 ) Two - volume subset , ISBN 0-674-20403-4 , $ 85 v.7 : June 1836 - February 1838 ( 1986 ) v.8 : March 1838 - February 1840 ( 1986 ) A ...

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A World on Fire

A World on Fire

6. Mersey Maritime Museum, Fraser, Trenholm MSS, B/FT box 1/7, Bulloch to Prioleau, 20 April 1863. 7. MHS, Adams MSS, Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 7 April 1863. 8. Martin Duberman, Charles Francis Adams (New York, 1961), p. 305. 9.

Author: Amanda Foreman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141909875

Category: History

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'No two nations have ever existed on the face of the earth which could do each other so much good or so much harm' President Buchanan, State of the Nation Address, 1859 A World on Fire tells, with extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history. As America descended into Civil War, British loyalties were torn between support for the North, which was against slavery, and defending the South, which portrayed itself as bravely fighting for its independence. Rallying to their respective causes, thousands of Britons went to America as soldiers - fighting for both Union and Confederacy - racing ships through the Northern blockades, and as observers, nurses, adventurers, guerillas and spies. At the heart of this international conflict lay a complicated and at times tortuous relationship between four individuals: Lord Lyons, the painfully shy British Ambassador in Washington; William Seward, the blustering US Secretary of State; Charles Francis Adams, the dry but fiercely patriotic U.S. ambassador in London; and the restless and abrasive Foreign Secretary Lord John Russell. Despite their efforts, and sometimes as a result of them, America and Britain came within a whisker of declaring war on each other twice in four years. The diplomatic story is only one element in this gloriously multifaceted book. Using a wealth of previously unpublished letters and journals, Amanda Foreman gives fresh accounts of Civil War battles by seeing them through the eyes of British journalists and myriad soldiers on both sides, from flamboyant cavalry commanders to forcibly conscripted private soldiers. She also shows how the War took place in England, from the Confederacy's secret ship-building programme in Liverpool to the desperate efforts of its propagandists and emissaries - male and female - to influence British public opinion. She even shows how one of the most famous set-piece naval encounters of the War was fought, remarkably, in the English Channel. Foreman tells this epic yet intimate story of enormous personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties as history in the round, captivating her readers with the experience of total immersion in this titanic conflict.
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