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Author Edel, Charles N., 1979-

Title Nation builder : John Quincy Adams and the grand strategy of the republic / Charles N. Edel
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (392 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates) : black and white illustrations, portraits, plates, facsimiles
Contents The fires of honorable ambition: the education of John Quincy Adams -- Clans and tribes at eternal war: European diplomacy and American politics -- In search of monsters to destroy: the extent and limits of American power -- The spirit of improvement: economic and moral development -- A stain upon the character of the nation: the fight against slavery -- The influence of our example: the legacy of John Quincy Adams
Summary [Description]America's rise from revolutionary colonies to a world power is often treated as inevitable. But Charles N. Edel's provocative biography of John Q. Adams argues that he served as the central architect of a grand strategy whose ideas and policies made him a critical link between the founding generation and the Civil War-era nation of Lincoln
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-381) and index
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Subject Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Influence.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Political and social views.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674368088
0674735633 (electronic bk)
9780674735637 (electronic bk)
Other Titles John Quincy Adams and the grand strategy of the republic