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Nation Builder

John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674368088

Publication Date: 10/06/2014


432 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

13 halftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Fires of Honorable Ambition: The Education of John Quincy Adams
  • 2. Clans and Tribes at Eternal War: European Diplomacy and American Politics
  • 3. In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Extent and Limits of American Power
  • 4. The Spirit of Improvement: Economic and Moral Development
  • 5. A Stain upon the Character of the Nation: The Fight against Slavery
  • 6. The Influence of Our Example: The Legacy of John Quincy Adams
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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