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The Presidency of John Quincy Adams

Hargreaves, Mary W.M.

Published by University Press of Kansas
ISBN 10: 0700602720 / ISBN 13: 9780700602728
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Title: The Presidency of John Quincy Adams

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Binding: Hardcover

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Num Pages: 416 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HBJK; HBLH; JPHC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 237 x 153 x 32. Weight in Grams: 722. . 1985. No Edition Listed. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780700602728

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Synopsis: Historians have not been generous in judging the presidency of John Quincy Adams. Those who have most conspicuously upheld Adams's fame have, at the same time, virtually ignored his service in the White House. Critics, on the other hand, have described his administration as a failure, founded upon "bargain and corruption" and marked by exclusion of the United States from the British West Indian trade, the ineffectiveness of its efforts to promote strong Pan-American relationships, and the enactment of the "tariff of abominations." Some analysts have even argued that it generated the sectionalism which terminated the "Era of Good Feelings."

Mary Hargreaves contends, instead, that the basic effort of Adams's presidency was to harmonize divergent sectional interests. To ignore the Adams administration's commitment to nationalism, she argues, is to overlook a fundamental stage in the establishment of the federal government as guardian of the general interest.

The volume contains new information on the development of United States commercial policy, the nation's early relationships with Latin America, and difficulties of local and regional adjustment to the growth of the national economy. It will be of keen interest to all students of the economic and political history of the early national period.

About the Author: Mary W. M. Hargreaves is professor emerita of history at the University of Kentucky.

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