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A spouse to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a set of unique historiographic essays contributed via top historians that conceal diversified points of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.
• good points contributions from most sensible historians and Adams’ scholars</b>
• Considers sub-topics of curiosity similar to John Adams’ function within the overdue 18th-century death of the Federalists, either Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, faith, and slavery<b>

• contains chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams

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Joseph J. Ellis of Mount Holyoke College published Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams (1993) a year after Ferling’s b ­ iography. Perhaps Ellis’s best book, Passionate Sage examines Adams’s life along the lines of Peter Shaw’s character study. Again, it is not a full biography, nor does it plumb the depths of Adams’s political and constitutional thought, though it effectively illuminates Adams in his later years. The acclaimed popular historian David McCullough (2001) made his first venture into the era of the American Revolution with his massive ­one-volume life of John Adams.

Joseph J. Ellis of Mount Holyoke College published Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams (1993) a year after Ferling’s b ­ iography. Perhaps Ellis’s best book, Passionate Sage examines Adams’s life along the lines of Peter Shaw’s character study. Again, it is not a full biography, nor does it plumb the depths of Adams’s political and constitutional thought, though it effectively illuminates Adams in his later years. The acclaimed popular historian David McCullough (2001) made his first venture into the era of the American Revolution with his massive ­one-volume life of John Adams.

Not until the 1960s did a scholarly edition of Adams’s papers begin to supplant the only previous edition and to make previously unpublished papers available. Second, Adams never fit the partisan dichotomy that captured the ­imagination of posterity and American political historiography. Ideological adherents of Jefferson and Hamilton have long traced an unbroken lineage of intellectual and political descent to their respective parent sources. By c­ ontrast, Adams never had a band of intellectual and political heirs claiming him as a forebear.

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