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Samuel Adams

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Tells the story of a titan of America's revolutionary generation. Friend and foe alike considered Adams one of the greatest member... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Tells the story of a titan of America's revolutionary generation. Friend and foe alike considered Adams one of the greatest members of the generation that achieved American independence and crafted constitutions that made the ideal of republican government a living reality in the new nation. Adams's role as a major political author and organizer are explored as is his central role in momentous events including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. The work demonstrates why Thomas Jefferson described Adams as the helmsman of the American Revolution. Adams's career during the war and his involvement in crafting and defending republican constitutions are assessed as are his views on virtue, religion, education, women, and slavery. Following Adams through the 1790s, one sees that he wanted the revolutionary generation to bequeath a land of liberty and equality to the nation's posterity. The personal side of this revolutionary who was renowned for his lack of concern for material things is not neglected. The symbiotic relationship of Samuel and his wife Elizabeth is analyzed. The work demonstrates that Adams's life provides a veritable guide to responsible citizenship and public service in a republic.

Autorentext

John K. Alexander is professor at the University of Cincinnati where he specializes in American revolutionary era history. Along with a number of scholarly articles, he has authored Render Them Submissive: Responses to Poverty in Philadelphia, 1760--1800.



Klappentext

This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post-independence period, including his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, is not neglected. The core theme is that Adams was unflinchingly committed to promoting and defending republican constitutions and ideals. He wanted the revolutionary generation to bequeath a land of liberty and equality to the nation's posterity.



Inhalt

Preface Chapter 1: The Failure of Promise Chapter 2: The People Shall Be Heard Chapter 3: The Lurking Serpent Chapter 4: The Politics of Principle Chapter 5: The Great Incendiary Confronts the Quiet Period Chapter 6: Britain Miscalculates and the Great Incendiary Strikes Chapter 7: The Helmsman of American Independence Chapter 8: "Zealous in the Great Cause": Winning Independence Chapter 9: "The Principles of Liberty": The Massachusetts Scene Chapter 10: "An Idolator of Republicanism" and the Nation's Constitution Chapter 11: "The Consistent Republican" in the Turbulent 1790s Epilogue Bibliography

Produktinformationen

Titel: Samuel Adams
Untertitel: The Life of an American Revolutionary
Autor:
EAN: 9780742570337
ISBN: 978-0-7425-7033-7
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Rowman & Littlefield
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 432
Gewicht: 826g
Größe: H235mm x B159mm x T31mm
Jahr: 2011