John Quincy Adams and American continental empire;: Letters, papers and speeches, (A Quadrangle paperback original)

John Quincy Adams
This selection of the major state papers of our greatest Secretary of State reveals his vision of the American future. It also includes a number of personal documents, drawn from Adams' private diary and personal letters, which display the man's personal motivations and frustrations. In the introductory essay, Prof. LaFeber suggests the central themes and objectives of Adams' life: his initial preoccupation with the expansion of America followed by a renunciation of this expansion in a desperate effort to forestall the Civil War. 157 pages.


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