Ts&Cs apply
Papers of John Adams: December 1785 – January 1787 - Adams Papers (Hardback)
  • Papers of John Adams: December 1785 – January 1787 - Adams Papers (Hardback)
zoom

Papers of John Adams: December 1785 – January 1787 - Adams Papers (Hardback)

(author), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor)
£83.95
Hardback 720 Pages
Published: 04/07/2016
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Volume 18 is the final volume of the Papers of John Adams wholly devoted to Adams’ diplomatic career. It chronicles fourteen months of his tenure as minister to Great Britain and his joint commission, with Thomas Jefferson, to negotiate treaties with Europe and North Africa. With respect to Britain, Adams found it impossible to do “any Thing Satisfactory, with this Nation,” and the volume ends with his decision to resign his posts. His diplomatic efforts, Adams thought, were too much akin to “making brick without straw.”

John Adams’ ministerial efforts in London were disappointing, but other aspects of his life were not. He and Jefferson failed to finalize treaties with Portugal and Great Britain, but they did, through agent Thomas Barclay, conclude a treaty with Morocco. Barclay’s letters are the earliest and most evocative American accounts of that region. Adams witnessed the marriage of his daughter, Abigail 2d, to William Stephens Smith, promoted the ordination of American Episcopal bishops, and toured the English countryside, first with Thomas Jefferson and then with his family. Most significant perhaps was the publication of the first volume of Adams’ Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. This work is often attributed to concern over Shays’ Rebellion, of which Adams knew little when he began drafting. In fact, it was Adams’ summer 1786 visit to the Netherlands that provoked his work. There, Dutch Patriot friends, involved in their own revolution, expressed interest in seeing “upon paper” his remarks “respecting Government.”

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674545076
Number of pages: 720
Dimensions: 248 x 165 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
American Prometheus
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Plot
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Johnson at 10
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Lawrence of Arabia
Added to basket
SAS Great Escapes Two
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
One Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Abuse of Power
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Napoleon the Great
Added to basket
Masters of the Air
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Hong Kong Diaries
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Paperback
Chums
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Ten Years To Save The West
Added to basket
Keir Starmer
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Complete MAUS
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Politics On the Edge
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: