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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Author: Gordon S Wood
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wood, Gordon S.
Friends divided.
New York : Penguin Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017027494
(OCoLC)989726875
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon S Wood
ISBN: 9780735224711 0735224714
OCLC Number: 973087458
Description: 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : The eulogies --
Contrasts --
Careers, wives, and other women --
The imperial crisis --
Independence --
Missions abroad --
Constitutions --
The French Revolution --
Federalists and Republicans --
The President vs. the Vice President --
The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 --
Reconciliation --
The great reversal --
The national jubilee.
Other Titles: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Responsibility: Gordon S. Wood.

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"Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and writ large in the nation, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. In their final years they were the last surviving founding fathers and cherished their role in this mighty young republic as it approached the half century mark in 1826. ... Arguably no relationship in this country's history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Gordon Wood has more than done justice to these entwined lives and their meaning; he has written a magnificent new addition to America's collective story."--Jacket.

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