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Mr. Adams's last crusade : John Quincy Adams's extraordinary post-presidential life in Congress

Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the political achievements of John Quincy Adams in the years following his presidency, discussing his service in the House of Representatives, where he was a fierce critic of slavery and strong supporter of First Amendment rights.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Wheelan, Joseph.
Mr. Adams's last crusade.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008
(OCoLC)606189840
Online version:
Wheelan, Joseph.
Mr. Adams's last crusade.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008
(OCoLC)608475157
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; John Q Adams; John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Wheelan
ISBN: 9780786720125 0786720123 9781586486891 1586486896
OCLC Number: 173748987
Description: xix, 309 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Favored son of the Revolution --
The road to the presidency --
An "agony of mind" --
The freshman Congressman --
A worthy cause --
Adams, science, and the Smithsonian Institution --
Lightning rod of Congress --
"True and honest hearts love you" --
The Amistad --
"Old Nestor" --
Triumph --
A new war and decline.
Responsibility: Joseph Wheelan.
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