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Heir to the fathers : John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government

Author: Gary V Wood
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Heir to the Fathers, author Gary V. Wood examines the ideas that guided John Quincy Adams throughout his political career. For Wood, it is Adams's understanding of the Constitution of the United States that foregrounds a crucial link between the principles laid forth in the Declaration of Independence and the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution. Heir to the Fathers traces this link through an

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary V Wood
ISBN: 0739106015 9780739106013
OCLC Number: 226067205
Description: pages cm
Contents: Ch. I. Introduction --
Ch. II. Adams, the Constitution, and the Contemporary Scholarly Debate --
Ch. III. John Quincy Adams, the Founders, and Slavery --
Ch. IV. Jubilee of the Constitution --
Ch. V. The Africans of the Amistad --
Ch. VI. The Amistad Case --
Ch. VII. The Legacy of John Quincy Adams.
Responsibility: Gary V. Wood.
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In Heir to the Fathers, author Gary V. Wood's discussion of Adams' political and intellectual life invites readers to reexamine the principles upon which the United States of America was founded.  Read more...


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Gary V. Wood, in this penetrating and clear-sighted study of John Quincy Adams, renovates and augments one of the most significant "exceptionalist" interpretations of American political history. His Read more...

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