John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery eBook î

John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery eBook î

John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery [Epub] ❥ John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery By David Waldstreicher – In the final years of his political career President John uincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him the acutest the astutest the arche In the final years of his political career Adams and PDF/EPUB ã President John uincy Adams was well known for his objections to slavery with rival Henry Wise going so far as to label him the acutest the astutest the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed As a young statesman however he supported slavery How did the man who in told a British cabinet officer not to speak to him of the Virginians the Southern John uincy MOBI :Ú people the democrats whom he considered in no other light than as Americans come to foretell a grand struggle between slavery and freedom How could a committed expansionist who would rather abandon his party and lose his US Senate seat than attack Jeffersonian slave power later come to declare the Mexican War the apoplexy of the Constitution a hijacking of the republic by slaveholders What changed Entries from Adams's personal diary extensive than that of uincy Adams and PDF ↠ any American statesman reveal a highly dynamic and accomplished politician in engagement with one of his generation's most challenging national dilemmasExpertly edited by David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery offers an unusual perspective on the dramatic and shifting politics of slavery in the early republic as it moved from the margins to the center of public life and from the shadows to the substance of Adams's politics The uincy Adams and the Politics MOBI :Ú editors provide a lucid introduction to the collection as a whole and frame the individual documents with brief and engaging insights rendering both Adams's life and the controversies over slavery into a mutually illuminating narrative By juxtaposing Adams's personal reflections on slavery with what he said and did not say publicly on the issue the editors offer a nuanced portrait of how he uincy Adams and the Politics MOBI :Ú interacted with prevailing ideologies during his conseuential career and life John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the complicated politics of slavery that set the groundwork for the Civil War.

10 thoughts on “John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery

  1. Vicki Vicki says:

    John uincy Adams was an avid journal keeper He journaled daily and kept meticulous notes about his everyday life His thoughts and his beliefs Reading this journey of his life was so interesting and so unexpectedHe chose to change his beliefs at the end of his life and become a staunch enemy of the slave industry Insightful and illuminating this book opened my eyes about how the people of the pre civil war days perceived the horrors of slavery An amazing book that I will keep as a reference guide in my own personal library I was provided a copy by the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  2. Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken says:

    Thorough look at Adams's evolution on the subject of slavery using his personal diaries I received a free digital ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewFull review to comeI have to confess my complete lack of knowledge about some of the earliest presidents after Washington I vaguely thought both John Adams and John uincy Adams were the only two among the first ten or so who never owned slaves and were staunchly against slavery I could've sworn I read that previously But as I started this one I uickly found that was not the case at all and early on his career JA was actually a supporter of this cancerous practice that still impacts our country today In fact at around 49% the books states The Adamses rented slaves during their years in Washington DC This is uite a different picture painted of a man who in the last years of his life was so well known for his opposition to slavery He was even called by one of his political rivals Henry Wise the acutest the astutest the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed This is uite a contrast to how JA even viewed himself as he often criticized the abolitionists who didn't think he was going far enough to denounce slaverySee the rest of my review at

  3. Nancy Nancy says:

    John uincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery Selections from the Diary by David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason traces Adams' evolving understanding of slavery drawing from Adams diary After serving as president Adams' home state of Massachusetts elected him to the House of Representatives Adams remained in the House until his death Adams never shirked the call to serve his country He was a diplomat Senator Secretary of State and President Adams literately died on the floor of the House Adams like his parents believed slaves must be freed but how that was to be accomplished and the intensity of his personal commitment to ending slavery evolved over his lifetime It was not until late in his life that he took up the cause in earnest battling a government controlled by the South and the Gag Rule that banned any petition for abolition to be presented in the HouseThe book consists of diary extracts with commentary from the authors providing a framework to understand their context The issue of slavery was problematic since the inception of America Removing Jefferson's clause on slavery from the Constitution may have allowed the States to unite but the United States only came after the Civil War and the adoption of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery Adams' career was spanned these two pivotal eventsThe diary reveals both his aversion to slavery and his aversion to pressing the issue He believed that the Abolitionists demand was too radical He agonized that the divide over slavery would bring an end to the American experiment through war; he thought that the disbanding of the country and reforming under a new Constitution a better option Slaves were property and the Constitution defended personal property a huge stumbling block The flaw he felt was in the Constitution itselfHow would the slave owners be compensated? And what did the country do with the freedmen? He discredited the idea of buying up land in Africa and deporting all people of color back to their 'homeland' Did America want to have colonies after it had rejected being a colony? And he felt it was wrong to deport free blacks who were citizens of this country Although many wanted to get rid of freedmen they were such a problemAdams fought against allowing new slave states without a balance of non slave states and contended against Britain's desire to search American ships for contraband slaves as allowing foreign countries legal authority over AmericansThe Electoral College was established to balance power between the populous Northern industrial states and the rural South with its large slave population During Adams tenure in the House the South and slave owners was in control of governmentIt was impressed on me how the issues Adams grappled with have never been really solved in America We still have racism and prejudice our country still is threatened to be torn apart over sectional regional and class differences I hope to God that a Gag Rule is never again enacted against free speechAdams was in his upper seventies and still working day and night praying for self control searching to understand how to bridge the gap between Constitutional law and God's will for the freedom of the enslaved I felt his pain his anguish and the burden of the legacy of behind being an Adams a man appointed by God his parents and his own self imposed high standards to make a mark in history He knew he would not live to see the end of slavery but like John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness believed he was preparing the road for the work of those who would come after himThe Introduction was wonderful and I was excited to get reading It took me some time to get used to the book's format and to get a feel for Adams' style For a while I wasn't sure I would finish the book But as events precipitated during the 2016 election I felt the subject's relevance and was motivated to finish the book So very glad I did not give up I commend the authors for the huge undertaking of tackling Adams' massive diary to pull together this narrative that illumines Adams his time and an important part of American historyRead John uincy Adams diary at received a free ebook from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased reviewTo see about Adams and the Presidential uilt I made for him visit my blog post at

  4. gnarlyhiker gnarlyhiker says:

    Waldstreicher and Mason present a good introduction of JOA journal entries for new students and a refresher for those armchair historians Good solid readgood luckARC provided by publisher via NetGalley

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