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eBook The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams ePub

by John Adams

  • ISBN: 0865972850
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: John Adams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Liberty Fund; New Edition edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 349
  • ePub book: 1508 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1603 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Such a powerful voice and pen this man put forth. The American Founders Series concludes with two large volumes of the "Revolutionary Writings" of John Adams (1735 - 1836).

Such a powerful voice and pen this man put forth. Adams served as the first Vice president and as the second President of the United States, but these two books of Adams' writings have an earlier focus. The first volume begins with Adams as a young man in 1755.

John Adams (1735-1826), educated as a lawyer at Harvard, was the Massachusetts delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. During the Revolutionary War, he served abroad in diplomatic roles and helped negotiate the peace treaty. After serving as Vice President for two terms under George Washington, he was subsequently elected President.

Though one of the principal framers of the American republic and the successor to Washington as president, John Adams receives remarkably little attention among many students of the early national period

EBook PDF. 804 KB. This text-based PDF or EBook was created from the HTML version of this book and is part of the Portable Library of Liberty. 976 KB. This version has been converted from the original text

is a 2001 biography of the Founding Father and second .

is a 2001 biography of the Founding Father and second . President John Adams, written by the popular American historian David McCullough, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. It has been made into a TV miniseries with the same name by HBO Films. Since the TV miniseries debuted, an alternative cover has been added to the book showing Paul Giamatti as John Adams.

John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States, from 1797 to 1801. Before his presidency, he was a leader of the American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain and served as the first vice president of the United States

Revolutionary Writings 1775–1783 book. The American Founders Series continues with two large volumes of the "Revolutionary Writings" of John Adams (1735 - 1836)

Revolutionary Writings 1775–1783 book. The American Founders Series continues with two large volumes of the "Revolutionary Writings" of John Adams (1735 - 1836). Adams served as the first vice president and as the second president of John Adams In His Own Words - 2. As part of its ongoing mission of presenting the best and most significant American writing, the Library of America has been publishing a series of volumes called "The American Founders Series" which portrays the birth of the nation through extensive historical sources.

He is the author of John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty. Books related to The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams. Reflections on the Revolution in France. 12 - 13 Hours to read. THE RIGHTS OF MAN: The French Revolution – Ideals, Arguments & Motives.

John Adams The Revolutionary Writings of. John Adams. Selected and with a Foreword by C. Bradley Thompson. Liberty Fund Indianapolis This book is published by Liberty Fund, In. a foundation established to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. The cuneiform inscription that serves as our logo and as the design motif for our endpapers is the earliest-known written appearance of the word freedom (amagi), or liberty.

Conservatives who are gratified at the success of David McCullough's wonderful new biography of John Adams will find even more of the real Adams—Adams unplugged, one might say in "The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams."

Michael Potemra, National Review/July 23, 2001

The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams presents the principal shorter writings in which Adams addresses the prospect of revolution and the form of government proper to the new United States. Though one of the principal framers of the American republic and the successor to Washington as president, John Adams receives remarkably little attention among many students of the early national period. This is especially true in the case of the periods before and after the Revolution, in which the intellectual rationale for independence and republican government was given the fullest expression.

The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams illustrates that it was Adams, for example, who before the Revolution wrote some of the most important documents on the nature of the British Constitution and the meaning of rights, sovereignty, representation, and obligation. And it was Adams who, once the colonies had declared independence, wrote equally important works on possible forms of government in a quest to develop a science of politics for the construction of a constitution for the proposed republic.

C. Bradley Thompson is an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, and the author of John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty.

Comments

Danrad Danrad
An excellent collection of John Adams' original works. I teach U.S. Constitution classes according to the original intent of the founders, and I find this book to be historically accurate and untainted by more modern progressive views. I appreciate the short historical synopsis before each set of letters, giving you a background of why he wrote each one. This book is excellent for anyone wishing to learn more of the timeless principles of freedom which made this nation great. Very inspirational for anyone wishing to preserve freedom today. The difficulty level is less intense than the Federalist Papers, but more demanding than a casual read.
Eayaroler Eayaroler
A wonderful book and a good sampling of the writings of John Adams that illustrate his contribution to the foundation of the Nation. Adams' "Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law" is a good explanation of our liberties couched in a refutation of the Stamp Act which meant unconstitutional courts and taxes. Additionally, this edition inlcudes the Massachusetts Constitution, and the Novanglus letters, which are the most detailed and closely argued case for the Patriot cause against British policy. To me, the Novanglus letters are the jewel of this book, and I think all Americans should read them. There are so many powerful examples of his writing and intellect, that it's hard not to want to describe them all. The quote below from Adams makes the case for reading this book.

"...liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. And liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know...besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers."