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Henry Adams and the Southern question.


Henry Adams and the Southern question.

O'Brien, Michael.

Univ. of Georgia Press


201 pages



Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures; no.47


O'Brien (American intellectual history, U. of Cambridge, UK) describes the views of historian Henry Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams, well-known as a critic of the South. O'Brien traces his views through his life, in sections relating to his tenure as secretary to his father in the House of Representatives and at the American Embassy in London until 1868 as well as his time in Washington D.C. beginning in 1877. Also analyzed are Adams' historical works about the Reconstruction South, John Randolph, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and two novels. His later works, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres and The Education of Henry Adams are examined last.

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