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John Adams's Republic: The One, the Few, and the Many

Richard Alan Ryerson
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9781421419220, 9781421419237, 142141922X, 1421419238
Summary
Scholars have examined John Adams's writings and beliefs for generations, but no one has brought such impressive credentials to the task as Richard Alan Ryerson in John Adams's Republic. The editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Historical Society's Adams Papers project for nearly two decades, Ryerson offers readers of this magisterial book a fresh, firmly grounded account of Adams's political thought and its development. Of all the founding fathers, Ryerson argues, John Adams may have worried the most about the problem of social jealousy and political conflict in the new republic. Ryerson explains how these concerns, coupled with Adams's concept of executive authority and his fear of aristocracy, deeply influenced his political mindset. He weaves together a close analysis of Adams's public writings, a comprehensive chronological narrative beginning in the 1760s, and an exploration of the second president's private diary, manuscript autobiography, and personal and family letters, revealing Adams's most intimate political thoughts across six decades.
Contents
  • Introduction: The evolution of a distinctive republican vision
  • Part I. Adams moves to the center
  • A provincial reverence for the British Constitution, 1735-1767
  • The discovery of the republic, 1768-1772
  • Realm versus dominion, 1773-1774
  • From imperial dominion to autonomous republic, 1774-1775
  • Building a republican orthodoxy, 1775-1776
  • Part II. Adams on his own
  • Defending executive authority, 1775-1780
  • An education in American aristocracy, 1775-1783
  • Redefining the republican tradition, 1784-1787
  • John Adams's republic in republican America, 1787-1800
  • A retrospective retirement, 1801-1826
  • Conclusion: Memory and desire in America's republican revolution.
Description
xii, 555 pages ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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