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The Resource Heirs of an honored name : the decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America, Douglas R. Egerton

Heirs of an honored name : the decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America, Douglas R. Egerton

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Heirs of an honored name : the decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America
Title
Heirs of an honored name
Title remainder
the decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Douglas R. Egerton
Title variation
Decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John and Abigail Adams sired the first dynasty to shape American politics, but they would not witness their family's calamitous fall from grace. When President John Quincy Adams died in 1848, so began the slow death of the family's political legacy -- a decline that mirrored the fall of the Republican Party. The Adamses would abandon their forefather's enlightened republicanism, yielding to the temptation of oligarchy and personal spoils. In Heirs of an Honored Name, award-winning historian Douglas Egerton depicts a family grown famous, wealthy -- and aimless. After the Civil War, the country's future was up for grabs. Republicans disillusioned with President Ulysses S. Grant's governance looked to the Adams family to steer their party back to its 1840s roots. Instead, family patriarch Charles Francis Sr. refused to fight for the nomination in 1872 and 1876, and the family eventually quit the political arena altogether for the luxuries of Gilded Age America. Heirs of an Honored Name tells the enthralling, troubling story of the nation's first family and the end of an older, aristocratic America amid the upheavals of the Gilded Age"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egerton, Douglas R
Dewey number
  • 973.5/50922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E322.1.A39
LC item number
E36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams family
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, Charles Francis
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Statesmen's families
  • Braintree (Mass.)
Label
Heirs of an honored name : the decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America, Douglas R. Egerton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Generations -- The assemblyman -- The free soiler -- The congressman -- The minister -- The officer -- The combatants -- The colonel -- The independents -- A singular, unsolved family
Control code
on1085617468
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780465093885
Lccn
2019011712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029582968
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1085617468
  • (OCoLC)1085617468
Label
Heirs of an honored name : the decline of the Adams family and the rise of modern America, Douglas R. Egerton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Generations -- The assemblyman -- The free soiler -- The congressman -- The minister -- The officer -- The combatants -- The colonel -- The independents -- A singular, unsolved family
Control code
on1085617468
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780465093885
Lccn
2019011712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029582968
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1085617468
  • (OCoLC)1085617468

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