This year mine concentrates on the, now shared with me by el V, growing adulation of the 4 generations of the remarkable, and generally underrated Adams family’s role in the history of the
Dusinberre bridges his brilliant work on U.S. slavery and the Adams family via his Henry Adams: The Myth of Failure(1980). Dusinberre deconstruct's Adams's historical methodology and rhetorical strategies, particularly in The History of the United States During the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison and The Education of Henry Adams.
As an illustration of the hold the Adamses have on us, here is part of what we did as recreation during the holidays. We watched 1812 (2011) PBS. This series was devoted to the battles, with little or no discussion of any other aspects of the war. These are the same battles we’ve been reading, as described by Henry Adams in his history of
We also watched The
|John Quincy Adams Age 16|
National Portrait Gallery
I'm not exaggerating. He naturally knew George Washington, as his father, John Adams, was Washington's vice president. He and Jefferson became very close in the Paris years, so much so that his father, John, said that John Quincy was as much Jefferson's son as his own. He knew Abraham Lincoln, who served in the House 1847 - 1849.
He saw close-up history be made, and then participated in history, for a remarkable 65 years, beginning in 1780 when he was 14. He was posted to St. Petersburg as secretary to Francis Dana, the American Minister to Russia.
Born in 1767, once President of the United States, now Representative John Quincy Adams died in 1848 two days after he collapsed on the House's floor, in the Speaker's Room.