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The Lost Founding Father - John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics-logo

The Lost Founding Father - John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics

William J. Cooper

Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, award-winning historian William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, a fearless Adams stood strong against the Jacksonian tide, the Gag Rule, and the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history.

Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, award-winning historian William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, a fearless Adams stood strong against the Jacksonian tide, the Gag Rule, and the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history.
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Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, award-winning historian William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, a fearless Adams stood strong against the Jacksonian tide, the Gag Rule, and the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

16h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

55:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

56:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

52:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:37