The Resource John Quincy Adams and American global empire, William Earl Weeks

John Quincy Adams and American global empire, William Earl Weeks

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John Quincy Adams and American global empire
Title
John Quincy Adams and American global empire
Statement of responsibility
William Earl Weeks
Title variation
John Quincy Adams & American global empire
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of a man, a treaty, and a nation. The man was John Quincy Adams, regarded by most historians as America's greatest secretary of state. The treaty was the Transcontinental Treaty of 1819, of which Adams was the architect. It acquired Florida for the young United States, secured a western boundary extending to the Pacific, and bolstered the nation's position internationally. As William Weeks persuasively argues, the document also represented the first determined step in the creation of an American global empire. Weeks follows the course of the often labyrinthine negotiations by which Adams wrested the treaty from a recalcitrant Spain. The task required all of Adams's skill in diplomacy, for he faced a tangled skein of domestic and international controversies when he became secretary of state in 1817. The final document provided the United States commercial access to the Orient--a major objective of the Monroe administration that paved the way for the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. Adams, the son of a president and later himself president, saw himself as destined to play a crucial role in the growth and development of the United States. In this he succeeded. Yet his legendary statecraft proved bittersweet. Adams came to repudiate the slave society whose interests he had served by acquiring Florida, he was disgusted by the rapacity of the Jacksonians, and he experienced profound guilt over his own moral transgressions while secretary of state. In the end, Adams understood that great virtue cannot coexist with great power. Weeks's book, drawn in part from articles that won the Stuart Bernath Prize, makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of American foreign policy and adds significantly to our picture of one of the nation's most important statesmen
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DLC
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1957-
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Weeks, William Earl
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F314
LC item number
.W44 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Spain.
  • Spain.
  • Cession of Florida to the United States (1819)
  • Florida
  • United States
  • Spain
  • USA
  • Spanien
  • Florida
  • Florida
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Verdragen
  • Wereldrijken
  • Außenpolitik
  • Diplomatic relations
Label
John Quincy Adams and American global empire, William Earl Weeks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Spine title: John Quincy Adams & American global empire
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Destiny -- 2. Developing a Strategy -- 3. First Moves -- 4. "The South American Question" -- 5. Jackson's Invasion of Florida -- 6. Onis Brought to a Point -- 7. The Origins of Empire -- Epilogue: The American Cicero
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780813190587
Lccn
91039022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24666554
  • (OCoLC)ocm24666554
Label
John Quincy Adams and American global empire, William Earl Weeks
Publication
Note
Spine title: John Quincy Adams & American global empire
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Destiny -- 2. Developing a Strategy -- 3. First Moves -- 4. "The South American Question" -- 5. Jackson's Invasion of Florida -- 6. Onis Brought to a Point -- 7. The Origins of Empire -- Epilogue: The American Cicero
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780813190587
Lccn
91039022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24666554
  • (OCoLC)ocm24666554

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