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The Resource Henry Adams and the making of America, Garry Wills

Henry Adams and the making of America, Garry Wills

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Henry Adams and the making of America
Title
Henry Adams and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this new view of the greatest historian of the nineteenth century, historian Wills showcases Henry Adams's little-known but seminal study of the early United States and elicits from it fresh insights on the paradoxes that roil America to this day. Adams drew on his own southern fixation, extensive foreign travel, political service in Lincoln's White House, and much more to invent the study of history as we know it. His chronicle established new standards for employing archival sources, firsthand reportage, eyewitness accounts, and other techniques that have become the essence of modern history. Adams's innovations went beyond the technical; he posited an ironic view of the legacy of Jefferson and Madison: they strove to shield the young country from "foreign entanglements," a standing army, a central bank, and a federal bureaucracy, among other hallmarks of "big government"--yet by the end of their tenures they had permanently entrenched all of these things in American society. This is the "American paradox" that defines us today.--From publisher description
Summary
A profile of nineteenth-century historian Henry Adams assesses his influence on the study of history, discussing his use of archival sources, firsthand reportage, eyewitness accounts that transformed historical study
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
165643
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.A2538 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Henry Adams and the making of America, Garry Wills
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1: The making of an historian -- Grandmother Louisa and the south -- Boston historians -- Civil war politics -- Postwar politics -- Historical method -- Historical artistry -- 2: The making of a nation -- I: Jefferson's two terms -- A people's history: the history, volume one -- Jefferson's success: the history, volume one -- Reaching out: the history, volume two -- Three foes: the history, volume three -- Anything but war: the history, volume four -- II: Madison's two terms -- False dawn: the history, volume five -- War: the history, volume six -- Naval history: the history, volume six -- The war's second year: the history, volume seven -- The war's third year: the history, volume eight -- Shame and glory: the history, volume eight -- Peace and nationalism: the history, volume nine -- Nation-making: the history, volume nine
Control code
2488591
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 467 p.
Isbn
9780618134304
Lccn
2005040305
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57692101
  • (OCoLC)57692101
Label
Henry Adams and the making of America, Garry Wills
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1: The making of an historian -- Grandmother Louisa and the south -- Boston historians -- Civil war politics -- Postwar politics -- Historical method -- Historical artistry -- 2: The making of a nation -- I: Jefferson's two terms -- A people's history: the history, volume one -- Jefferson's success: the history, volume one -- Reaching out: the history, volume two -- Three foes: the history, volume three -- Anything but war: the history, volume four -- II: Madison's two terms -- False dawn: the history, volume five -- War: the history, volume six -- Naval history: the history, volume six -- The war's second year: the history, volume seven -- The war's third year: the history, volume eight -- Shame and glory: the history, volume eight -- Peace and nationalism: the history, volume nine -- Nation-making: the history, volume nine
Control code
2488591
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 467 p.
Isbn
9780618134304
Lccn
2005040305
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57692101
  • (OCoLC)57692101

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