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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States

The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States
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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108031677

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  • John Adams (1735–1826) was a highly educated and enlightened lawyer who became a central figure in the American Revolution. As a political theorist he influenced the constitutions of the former British colonies in America, and he is regarded, with Jefferson, as the father of the United States Constitution. First published in 1850–6, this collection brings together Adams' major writings. Given their influence not only on the United States, but also on other republics, Adams' works rank among the most important political writings of their time. This ten-volume set includes Adams' autobiography, letters and diaries, as well as theoretical papers on sovereignty and constitutional matters, such as Novanglus (1775) and Defence of the Constitutions (1787). It begins with a biography written by his son John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. The content provides fascinating insights both into Adams' domestic affairs and into the birth of a nation.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108031677
    • dimensions: 281 x 217 x 183 mm
    • weight: 8.84kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Preliminary - Respecting the family of Adams
    1. Education of Mr. Adams
    2. Study and practice of the law until March, 1770
    3. The Boston Massacre
    4. Entrance into public life
    5. Conference with Lord Howe
    6. Commission to France
    7. The negotiation and signature of the treaty of peace with Great Britain
    8. Illness in Europe
    9. Organization of the new government
    10. The presidency
    11. Retirement from public life
    Appendix. Volume 2: Preface
    1. Diary, with passages from an autobiography
    2. Notes of debates in the Continental Congress, in 1775 and 1776
    3. Autobiography
    Appendix. Volume 3:
    1. Autobiography continued
    2. Diary
    3. Notes of a debate in the Senate of the United States
    4. Essays: i. On private revenge
    ii. On self-delusion
    iii. On private revenge
    iv. Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal law
    v. Instructions of the town of Braintree to their representative, 1765
    vi. The Earl of Clarendon to William Pym
    vii. Governor Winthrop to Governor Bradford
    viii. Instructions of the town of Boston to their representatives, 1768
    ix. Instructions of the town of Boston to the representatives, 1769
    x. On the independence of the judiciary: a controversy between W. Brattle and J. Adams, 1773
    Appendix. Volume 4: Part I. Controversial Papers of the Revolution (Continued):
    1. Novanglus, or a History of the Dispute with America, from its origin, in 1754, to the present time
    Part II. Works on Government: Editor's preface
    2. The plan
    3. The model
    Part III. The Defense: Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America against the Attack of M. Turgot, in his Letter to Dr. Price, 22 March, 1778. Vol. 1: Editor's preface
    Preliminary observations
    4. Of modern democratic republics
    5. Aristocratic republics
    6. Monarchical or regal republics
    7. Opinions of philosophers
    8. Writers on government
    9. Opinions of historians
    10. Ancient democratical republics
    11. Ancient aristocratical republics
    12. Ancient monarchical republics
    13. Conclusion. Volume 5: Part I: Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America Vol. II - Italian Republics of the Middle Age:
    1. Florence. Machiavel
    2. Florence. Guicciardini and Nerli
    3. Florence. Varchi
    4. Machiavel's plan of a perfect commonwealth
    5. Siena. Malavolti
    6. Bologna. Ghirardacci
    Part II. Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America Vol. III - Italian Republics of the Middle Age:
    7. Pistoia. Fioravanti
    8. Cremona. Compo
    9. Padua. Portenari
    10. Mantua. Equicola
    11. Montepulciano. Spinello Benci
    Appendix. Volume 6: Part III. Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America Vol. III continued:
    1. Marchamont Nedham. The right constitution of a commonwealth examined
    2. Marchamont Nedham. Objections stated
    3. Marchamont Nedham. Errors of government and rules of policy
    4. Conclusion
    Discourses on Davila, a series of papers on political history
    Four letters, being an interesting correspondence between John Adams and Samuel Adams on government
    Three letters to Roger Sherman on the constitution of the United States
    Roger Sherman to John Adams, in reply
    Letters to John Taylor of Caroline, Virgina, in reply to his strictures on some parts of the defence of the American constitutions
    Review of the propositions for amending the constitution, submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate of the United States, in 1808. Volume 7:Introductory note
    Official letters, messages, and public papers
    Appendix. Volume 8:Official letters, messages, and public papers continued
    Appendix. Volume 9:Official letters, messages, and public papers continued
    General correspondence
    Appendix. Volume 10: General correspondence continued
    General index.

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    Charles Francis Adams

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