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John Adams : revolutionary writings /
Gordon Wood, editor.
imprint
New York : Library of America, c2011.
description
2 v. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1598530909, 9781598530902
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imprint
New York : Library of America, c2011.
isbn
1598530909
9781598530902
contents note
[v. 1]. 1755-1775: Lawyer and patriot, 1755-1774 -- The Continental Congress, 1774-1775 -- Selections from the autobiography. [v. 2]. 1775-1783: The Continental Congress, 1775-1777 -- Commissioner to France and framer of the Massachusetts constitution, 1778-1779 -- Peace negotiator with Britain and minister to the Netherlands, 1779-1783 -- Selections from the autobiography.
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abstract
"... includes the complete newspaper exchange between Novanglus (Adams) and Massachusettensis (loyalist Daniel Leonard), as well as extensive diary excerpts and characteristically frank personal letters"--V.1 book jacket. "Traces John Adams' career from his leading role in the debate over independence, [...] to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the filed, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe [...]. It includes his highly influential 1776 pamphlet Thoughts on Government, dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal letters, [...] extensive diary excerpts. "--V.2 book jacket.
catalogue key
7457200
 
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This second of two volumes gathering the essential writings of one of the towering figures of the American Revolution traces John Adams's career from his leading role in the debate over independence (he was "our Colossus on the floor," remembered Thomas Jefferson), to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the field, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe, where he was hailed as "the George Washington of negotiation." It includes the highly influential pamphlet Thoughts on Government (1776); the "Report of a Constitution for Massachusetts," (1780) Adams's blueprint for what remains the world's oldest working political charter, and dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal letters, many to his "dearest friend" Abigail, extensive diary excerpts, and selected passages from his unfinished autobiography recalling his life during this period. A companion volume collects writing from 1755 to 1775.

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