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Henry Adams and his world

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Published by American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.,
    • United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementDavid R. Contosta and Robert Muccigrosso, editors.
      SeriesTransactions of the American Philosophical Society,, v. 83, pt. 4
      ContributionsContosta, David R., Muccigrosso, Robert.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE175.5.A2 H45 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 122 p. ;
      Number of Pages122
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1752440M
      ISBN 10087169834X
      LC Control Number92076199
      OCLC/WorldCa28330895

      She and her cousin Elizabeth Bancroft shared an interest in the unconventional author George Sand. In the spring ofAdams went to Japan with artist John LaFarge to escape from his grief and loneliness. On August 31 of that year, he began his collegiate studies at Harvard. No mind is so well balanced as to bear the strain of seizing unlimited force without habit or knowledge of it; and finding it disputed with him by hungry packs of wolves and hounds whose lives depend on snatching the carrion.

      No other readers appear to have had the insight or the courage to write so bluntly to Adams. Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, had always been the systematic organization of hatreds. InModern Library listed the Education as the best nonfiction book, written in English, of the twentieth century. Ratcliffe, is a case in point. Moreover, he participated in the Liberal Republican movement. The following year he left Harvard and settled with his wife in Washington, where he could more easily pursue his historical research.

      Material relating to the family and Harvard can be found at the Harvard University Archives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Purify society and you purify the government. The training by the instructor is a manner of clearing obstacles from the path of the student. Their crusade soon foundered.


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Henry Adams and his world book

During the same time, he feared tropical people would overwhelm the northern hemisphere, although he had written sympathetically about the Tahitians and championed the cause of Cuba. That quality was one aspect of the educated man.

The Panic of drew him into the controversy over the gold standard: The question was whether international trade and American currency should be based on gold only or on both gold and silver, which would expand the economy and cheapen the currency.

Henry Adams

After his flight from Harvard, he made his permanent Henry Adams and his world book in Washington, where he wrote a series of books on American history. She and her cousin Elizabeth Bancroft shared an interest in the unconventional author George Sand.

Henry always had toys for little visitors. Eliot, president of Harvard College, appointed Adams professor of medieval history. Ratcliffe, is a case in point. Ratcliffe is presented as a "practical man" with very little general knowledge or learning. Adams had missed the excitement of the capital and being in the company of the political elite.

Adams and King were inseparable. This is not so much an autobiography as it is the biography of an education. As one such specimen, he brings every discussion down to his level. The metaphor of the manikin and the motif of education being draped in the manner of clothing are reminiscent of Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, a significant influence on Adams.

King had a systematic, scientific education and could have his choice of scientific, political, or literary prizes. He thought of this and the Education as companion pieces. During these years in Washington, Adams embarked upon many literary projects.

He recovered sufficiently, however, to travel to Europe once again. Unlike the Darwinists whom he read after the Civil War, Adams proposed a law of social decay.

While there, Adams found that he had a flair for journalism. Where he died on March 27, Europeans, he had felt, were trying to go in several directions at one time. During another visit to the Exhibition in Adams formulated an important theory.

Adams had hoped for some kind of political office from Grant, but not realizing that goal, he speculates on why that loss was probably his gain and a step toward his being educated. Chartres is of primary interest. When his friend Secretary of State Hay died, Adams edited his letters and published them in In the Education, Adams is saying that the unity of the Middle Ages has waned; it must be replaced by a dynamic theory that takes into account the multiplicity of a new age.

Despite his enthusiasm for scientific method, Adams is nostalgic for the simple clarity of the past. As Henry read of initial Union defeats in the war, however, he wanted to enlist in the military and fight.

Finding his German inadequate, he enrolled in a German secondary school. Elizabeth Cameron, married to a Senator from Pennsylvania, became his emotional confidante in an apparently platonic relationship. During the next five years Henry Adams saw his friends drop away.“Democracy - An American Novel” was published anonymously inand it was not to be revealed until after his death in that Henry Adams was the author.

Henry Adams was son of Charles Francis Adams Sr., who served in the House of Representatives for one term, and then as the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain under Abraham Lincoln and /5.

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The book opens with the birth of Henry Adams, "[u]nder the shadow of the Boston State House," in the third residence below Mount Vernon Place on February 16, Adams briefly refers to his heritage as the great-grandchild of one United States President, John Adams () and the grandson of another, John Quincy Adams ().

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