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The Resource Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood

Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood

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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Title
Friends divided
Title remainder
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond"--
Summary
A dual portrait of the second and third U.S. presidents shares insights into their disparate backgrounds, the partnership decisions that helped establish America's foundation and the unexpected ways their subsequent falling out and reconciliation corrected the course of a young republic
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New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.3092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.W65 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The eulogies -- Contrasts -- Careers, wives, and other women -- The imperial crisis -- Independence -- Missions abroad -- Constitutions -- The French Revolution -- Federalists and Republicans -- The President vs. the Vice President -- The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 -- Reconciliation -- The great reversal -- Eilogue: The national jubilee
Control code
21112251
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735224711
Lccn
2017025116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0020357435
Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The eulogies -- Contrasts -- Careers, wives, and other women -- The imperial crisis -- Independence -- Missions abroad -- Constitutions -- The French Revolution -- Federalists and Republicans -- The President vs. the Vice President -- The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 -- Reconciliation -- The great reversal -- Eilogue: The national jubilee
Control code
21112251
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735224711
Lccn
2017025116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0020357435

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