History of the United States of America (1801-1817): Volume 5

History of the United States of America (1801-1817): Volume 5 : During the First Administration of James Madison 1

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Henry Adams (1838-1918), journalist, novelist, and historian, was the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, both presidents of the United States. A professor of medieval history at Harvard whose areas of research were wide-ranging, he was deeply interested in the evolution of democracy in the United States. While Adams is best remembered for his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1907), for which he was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer prize, his nine-volume history of the United States during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison (1801-17), which was published 1889-91, has been hailed as one of the greatest historical works in English. Adams was an advocate of scientific history, and this monumental work adheres to its principles, considering social trends and circumstances rather than focusing on particular events. Volume 5 describes the first administration of James Madison (1809-13).
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113905967X
  • 9781139059671

Table of contents

1. Subsidence of faction; 2. Alienation from France; 3. Canning's concessions; 4. Erskine's arrangement; 5. Disavowal of Erskine; 6. Francis James Jackson; 7. Napoleon's triumph; 8. Executive weakness; 9. Legislative impotence; 10. Incapacity of government; 11. The decree of Rambouillet; 12. Cadore's letter of August 5; 13. The Marquess Wellesley; 14. Government by proclamation; 15. The Floridans and the Bank; 16. Contract with France; 17. Dismissal of Robert Smith; 18. Napoleon's delays; 19. Russia and Sweden.
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