Diary of Charles Francis Adams

And so his proved to be. Twenty-five at the start of these volumes, Adams had yet to embark on the public career that would mark him a statesman, but by their conclusion he had been drawn into the maelstrom of politics.

Diary of Charles Francis Adams

A man's twenty-seventh year is "critical," according to Charles Francis Adams. And so his proved to be. Twenty-five at the start of these volumes, Adams had yet to embark on the public career that would mark him a statesman, but by their conclusion he had been drawn into the maelstrom of politics. It was an unwilling plunge, dictated by what both he and his father, John Quincy Adams, regarded as betrayal of the elder Adams by Daniel Webster and his Whigs. Once in, however, he showed himself politically adept. This diary, kept from January 1833 to June 1836 and hitherto unpublished, has elements of hidden personal drama. Through private meetings and caucuses and newspaper articles signed with pseudonyms, the younger Adams found effective means to carry on political activities in the face of dilemmas posed by his father's public prominence, his father-in-law's contrary persuasions, and his own preferences. He emerged with growing self-respect and solid accomplishment as political journalist--his initial vocation. The diary has fresh disclosures also about the personality of John Quincy Adams, shrewdly assessed by an observer uniquely placed to interpret domestic scenes as well as the greatly waged struggles in Washington against the Southern "slaveocracy" and "gag rules." Colorful figures in Boston's political and social life are finely etched in outspoken appraisals characteristic of the Adamses. The diarist shows acuteness too in comments on books, sermons, paintings, the theater, and opera.

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Diary of Charles Francis Adams
Language: en
Pages: 942
Authors: Charles Francis Adams
Categories: Statesmen
Type: BOOK - Published: 1964 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

A man's twenty-seventh year is "critical," according to Charles Francis Adams. And so his proved to be. Twenty-five at the start of these volumes, Adams had yet to embark on the public career that would mark him a statesman, but by their conclusion he had been drawn into the maelstrom
Diary of Charles Adams
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Charles Francis Adams, Aida Dipace Donald
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1964-06 - Publisher: Belknap Press

Third and last of the Adams dynasty of statesmen, Charles Francis Adams followed in his grandfather's and father's footsteps by keeping a diary from youth to old age. With only a few gaps in the earliest years, Charles Francis Adams' diary extends from 1820 to 1880, furnishing a massively detailed
The Adams Papers Diary of Charles Francis Adams
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Charles Francis Adams, Aida Dipace Donald
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Diary of Charles Francis Adams
Language: en
Pages: 514
Authors: Charles Francis Adams, Aïda DiPace Donald, David Herbert Donald
Categories: Statesmen
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Diary of Charles Francis Adams
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Marc Friedlaender
Categories: Statesmen
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

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