RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57134400 LA English T1 Henry Adams and the southern question A1 O'Brien, Michael,, PB University of Georgia Press PP Athens YR 2005 SN 0820327115 9780820327112 AB "Thinking about the South, says Michael O'Brien, was "part of being an Adams." In this book O'Brien shows how Henry Adams (grandson of President John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of President John Adams) looked at the region during various phases of his life. O'Brien explores the cultural and familial impulses behind those views and locates them in American intellectual history. He begins with the young Henry Adams, who served as his father's secretary in the House of Representatives during the secession crises of 1860-1861 and in the American embassy in London during and after the Civil War, until 1868. O'Brien then covers a number of topics relevant to Adams's outlook on the South."--Jacket.