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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson / Gordon S. Wood.

Wood, Gordon S., (author.).
Book Book (2017.)
Description: 502 pages : black & white plates, illustrations; 25cm
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
13 of 13 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780735224711 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0735224714 (hardback)
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Prologue: The Eulogies -- Contrasts -- Careers, Wives, and Other Women -- The Imperial Crisis -- Independence -- Missions Abroad -- Constitutions -- The French Revolution -- Federalists and Republicans -- The President vs. the Vice President -- The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800 -- Reconciliation -- The Great Reversal -- The National Jubilee -- Notes -- Index.
Summary:
"Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Wood, Gordon S. "Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson." New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

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