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The Resource Heir to the fathers : John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government, Gary V. Wood

Heir to the fathers : John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government, Gary V. Wood

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Heir to the fathers : John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government
Title
Heir to the fathers
Title remainder
John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government
Statement of responsibility
Gary V. Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Heir to the Fathers, author Gary V. Wood examines the ideas that guided John Quincy Adams throughout his political career. For Wood, it is Adams's understanding of the Constitution of the United States that foregrounds a crucial link between the principles laid forth in the Declaration of Independence and the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution. Heir to the Fathers traces this link through an examination of Adams's celebrated essay, Jubilee of the Constitution, and most significantly, through his defense of a group of Africans who mutinied aboard the slave ship the Amistad. The contradictory relationship between what is stated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the treatment of African slaves has been a persistent problem in any attempt to understand the legacy of freedom in the United States. Adams's argument before the Supreme Court, based on his interpretation of constitutional law, is an example of how this unique political mind comes to terms with this contradiction without abandoning the spirit of America's founding principles. Wood's discussion of Adams's political and intellectual life invites readers to reexamine the principles upon which the United States of America was founded. Heir to the Fathers is a salient addition to the study of constitutional law, history, and American political thought."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Gary V
Dewey number
320.5/092
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E377
LC item number
.W66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Slave insurrections
  • Presidents
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Constitutional history
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Slave insurrections
  • United States
  • United States - General
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Heir to the fathers : John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government, Gary V. Wood
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adams, the constitution, and the contemporary scholarly debate -- John Quincy Adams, the founders, and slavery -- Jubilee of the constitution -- The Africans of the Amistad -- The Amistad case -- The legacy of John Quincy Adams
Control code
607050338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417503308
Lccn
2003015800
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607050338
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Heir to the fathers : John Quincy Adams and the spirit of constitutional government, Gary V. Wood
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adams, the constitution, and the contemporary scholarly debate -- John Quincy Adams, the founders, and slavery -- Jubilee of the constitution -- The Africans of the Amistad -- The Amistad case -- The legacy of John Quincy Adams
Control code
607050338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417503308
Lccn
2003015800
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607050338
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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