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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When John Quincy Adams--the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat--was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career. He became Congress's most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. This remarkable congressional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wheelan, Joseph.
Mr. Adams's last crusade.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008
(DLC) 2007040831
(OCoLC)173748987
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Wheelan
ISBN: 9780786744954 0786744952
OCLC Number: 606189840
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 309 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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