|John Quincy Adams. Memoirs of John Quincy Adams. Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848. Ed. by Charles Francis Adams. Volume 9.|
|Elibron Classics, 2003, 557 pages.|
ISBN 9780543682413 paperback
ISBN 9780543682406 hardcover
|Editor:||Charles Francis Adams|
|This edition is published in 12 volumes sold separately.|
Replica of 1876 edition by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.
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|John Quincy Adams (1767- 1848), list of works|
|"I am a man of reserved, cold, austere, and forbidding manners . . ." penned John Q. Adams in his memoirs. Yet this independent-minded statesman and sixth president of the United States, ridiculed by his enemies as an intellectual and 'aristocrat,' was also a man with an unbending sense of justice which, more often than not, got him into trouble. His protectionist policies alienated the South and his own New England, his attempt to bolster federal power earned him the hostility of states' rights advocates like Andrew Jackson (who would defeat Adams in the next presidential election), and his denunciations of slavery as a Congressman in his final years caused pandemonium among the Whig party with which he had once aligned himself.|
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