If you enjoyed Adam's Empire, continue Adam's story in the stunning sequel,
Kalinda. 'There was a sinister majesty about the desolation, the monotony, the
endlessness of this country. It was beautiful but forbidding...' Kalinda, the vast
Author: Evan Green
Publisher: Hachette UK
"It's a great country, but never trust it, son. It's beautiful but it's treacherous." Adam Ross had seen the way his country could destroy a man. Growing up in the Australian outback in the first half of the twentieth century with no formal education, no parents and no one to love him, he learned to fend for himself. But when he forms an unlikely friendship with Jimmy, who works in the Opal mines, his luck begins to change. The land that stole Adam's father gives him an opportunity to start anew. Armed with determination and ambition, Adam treks west to carve himself an empire. However, success doesn't come easy and Adam, a man who spent much of his life devoid of love, soon finds himself caught between two women. Torn between his love for his cold-hearted wife and his mistress, Adam must make decisions about his future and the type of man he wants to be.
The man is John Quincy Adams: son of a president, congressman, president and
the greatest secretary of state in American history. The treaty is the
Transcontinental Treaty of 1819, which acquired Florida, secured a western
Author: William Earl Weeks
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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.
83 Adams's empire was thus not a neatly arranged hierarchical structure with the
king of England and his Parliament at the peak directing and coordinating all the
elements of the empire towards a common goal as Leonard would have it.
Author: James Muldoon
This book contributes to the increasing interest in John Adams and his political and legal thought by examining his work on the medieval British Empire. For Adams, the conflict with England was constitutional because there was no British Empire, only numerous territories including the American colonies not consolidated into a constitutional structure. Each had a unique relationship to the English. In two series of essays he rejected the Parliament’s claim to legislate for the internal governance of the American colonies. His Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765) identified these claims with the Yoke, Norman tyranny over the defeated Saxons after 1066. Parliament was seeking to treat the colonists in similar fashion. The Novanglus essays (1774-75), traced the origin of the colonies, demonstrating that Parliament played no role in their establishment and so had no role in their internal governance without the colonists’ subsequent consent.
CHAPTER II THE CONCEPT OF EMPIRE A North American continental empire
under United States control comprised the polestar of Adams ' diplomatic
objectives . He envisioned this empire as founded upon and deriving its strength
There are instances, for example, in which Bacon used the term as a
straightforward metaphor for uncurtailed sovereignty, that is, in the Henrician
tradition of 'this realm of England is an empire'.4 The difference between the empire of Adam, ...
Author: Sarah Irving
Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation of empire as geographically unchallenged sovereignty, overlooks the idea of empire as intellectual dominion.
In many of Adam's works such personal, political, military, and matrimonial
evocations of love form the main lines of her nationalist narratives. Loti, with a
more refined talent, seduced his readers for empire along equal lines, although
Author: Matt K. Matsuda
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In this broad-ranging survey of Paris, Tahiti, Indochina, Japan, New Caledonia, and the South Pacific generally, Matt Matsuda illustrates the fascinating interplay that shaped the imaginations of both colonizer and colonized. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Matsuda describes the constitution of a "French Pacific" through the eyes of Tahitian monarchs, Kanak warriors, French politicos and prisoners, Asian revolutionaries and Central American laborers, among others. He argues that French imperialism in the Pacific, both real and imagined, was registered most forcefully in languages of desire and love--for lost islands, promised wealth and riches, carnal and spiritual pleasures--and political affinities. Exploring the conflicting engagements with love for and against the empire in the Pacific, this book is an imaginative and ground-breaking work in global imperial and colonial histories, as well as Pacific histories.
9 Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, vol. II, Diary, 1771–1781, ed. L. H.
Butterfield (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961),
p. 97, entry for 25 June 1774. 10 John Adams to James Warren, 25 June 1774, ...
Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: Penguin UK
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans. He explains how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith - both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics since the foundation of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion. Reynolds' account is driven by a compelling argument which illuminates our contemporary world.
In regard to Jefferson, J. Q. Adams himself might have been called as witness. He
found dining with Jefferson exasperating, because of what Adams called his “
prodigies,” a polite word for lies of a Munchausen splendor. When Jefferson was
Author: Gore Vidal
Category: Literary Collections
Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire, affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of subjects. From his celebrated profiles of Clare Boothe Luce and Charles Lindbergh and his controversial essay about the Bill of Rights–which sparked an extended correspondence with convicted Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh–to his provocative analyses of literary icons such as John Updike and Mark Twain and his trenchant observations about terrorism, civil liberties, the CIA, Al Gore, Tony Blair, and the Clintons, Vidal weaves a rich tapestry of personal anecdote, critical insight, and historical detail. Written between the first presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and the electoral crisis of 2000, The Last Empire is a sweeping coda to the last century’s conflicted vision of the American dream.
2 The First Colonial Empire William Y. Adams As anthropologist William Adams
notes here , the application of derogatory terms to African societies and cultures
often has been used to legitimize subjugation and exploitation . Ancient
Author: Wendy F. Kasinec
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This new volume examines the processes of cultural exchange as they occurred in 'empire building, ' looking at Early Mesopotamia, Africa, Greece, Japan, India, the Arab world, and empires in other parts of the globe. The articles draw upon a variety of disciplines from the social sciences and the humanities, a feature not often found in other readers. Unlike other books on world civilizations, this text strives to develop a consistent theme as it focuses on the manner in which imperial authority and cultural interaction worked through different bureaucracies in various empires. The articles also help students understand the cross-cultural interactions and historical events that have laid the foundation for our modern global society. This book also contains useful maps and supplements consisting of images to assist students in visualizing and understanding the textual material. This new text is ideal for courses in world history prior to 1650.
This , his his mission must be reserved for another first letter addressed to the
English factory page , while we return to the narrative of at Bantam , thus
concludes : - “ Had I known Adams , begun in the chapter on the advent that our
Jefferson never retreated from the highly ideological understanding of political
conflict that he embraced in the 1790s, even when he resumed correspondence
with his old friend John Adams during his retirement. In 1813 Jefferson famously
Author: Jack P. Greene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Consisting of an introduction and ten chapters written by noted experts, Exclusionary Empire examines the transfer of English traditions of liberty and the rule of law overseas from 1600 to 1900. The essays examine the ways in which the polities in each of these areas incorporated English traditions and the extent to which these traditions were confined to the independent male segments of society.
friend , Sir Adam Brington consented to employ him , perceiving moreover that he
could drive his own bargain . So Kilmurray was installed in his new position , in a
dismal country house in Lincolnshire , and found it even harder to endure than ...
Adams, C.E.P. (1995) ' Supplying the Roman army: O.Petr. 245', ZPE 109: 119–
24 Adams, C.E.P. (1999) 'Supplying the Roman army: bureaucracy in Roman
Egypt', in A. Goldsworthy and I. Haynes, eds. The Roman Army as a Community.
Author: Peter Garnsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
During the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in an expanded edition of the original, pathbreaking account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history. Additions to the second edition include an introductory chapter which sets the scene and explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. A second extra chapter assesses how far Rome's subjects resisted her hegemony. Addenda to the chapters throughout offer up-to-date bibliography and point to new evidence and approaches which have enlivened Roman history in recent decades.
respects from that presented above—Adams, too, was merciless toward
Randolph and Pickering—but its central proposition is far different. For Adams, it
was Jefferson's political vision, and not simply the exacting circumstances in
which he ...
Author: Robert W. Tucker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.
A few days before the end of the quarter , Dr. Adams called us up , and , after
informing us how many had been waiting much longer than we to receive the aid
, told us that Lieutenant - Governor Phillips , of Boston , who was one of the
Adam was halfconscious, barely awareof the scorching heat enveloping himas
hewascarried through aburning room. Allwas white aroundhim, a ... The Omega
smashed Adam's head into the table in a mad frenzy. All the while hisjaw hung ...
Author: David Dunwoody
Publisher: Permuted Press
The dead refuse to stay dead. The Reaper is here to put them down. As winter sets in and America’s survivors struggle to rebuild a semblance of civilization, terrifying new enemies are gathering—both in the lawless badlands and within the walls of the safe zone. Most fearsome of all is the “King of the Dead.” His zombified troupe of sideshow curiosities is but a fraction of his growing pack. The Reaper’s quest to safeguard the humans he has befriended places him on the trail of these feral undead. But he is sorely unprepared for the return of the zombie transformed by his own flesh, the Omega—a fiend driven by something more sinister than any virus. Meanwhile, Death’s questions about his origin haunt him, and he is close to the answers... but the worst of both the living and the dead are rising in his path, and he’ll have to cut them all down to reach the cosmic endgame.
... once the electoral reforms were enacted the party ' s cohesive force was spent .
The party had originated among supporters of John Quincy Adams who feared
that a Regency legislature would deliver the state ' s electoral votes to Crawford .
Author: Evan Cornog
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) dominated the politics of New York State during the first quarter of the nineteenth century, serving as mayor of New York City and then governor of the state. At the same time, he was influential on the national scene, running for president in 1812 and only narrowly losing to James Madison. Although patrician in his sentiments, Clinton nevertheless developed new forms of party politics, including the spoils system. He was an early champion of the nomination of candidates by convention rather than legislative caucus, and as a United States Senator contributed the draft language for the Twelfth Amendment, which embedded party politics in the fabric of the Constitution. Clinton's greatest achievement was the Erie Canal, the establishment and implementation of which he championed as early as 1810. Construction of the canal began in 1817, and even before it was completed, eight years later, it had brought profound changes--economic, cultural, and social--to the state and the nation. As Evan Cornog illustrates in his detailed and compelling narrative, the Erie Canal hastened the economic expansion of the country, altered its political geography, set an example for activist government, and decisively secured New York City's position as America's foremost metropolis. It was a project unlike anything the Empire State--or the United States--had seen before, and was only the most successful of Clinton's many efforts to implement his view that government should play an active role in the economic and intellectual development of American society. The Birth of Empire chronicles not only the life of an important political leader but the accomplishments that underlay his success. As mayor of New York City, for example, Clinton was instrumental in the founding of the public-school system. He sponsored countless measures to promote cultural enrichment as well as educational opportunities for New Yorkers, and helped to establish and lead such institutions as the New-York Historical Society, the American Academy of the Arts, and the Literary and Philosophical Society. An amateur scientist of some renown, Clinton also wrote essays on geology, botany, entomology, archaeology, anthropology, and ichthyology. As shown here, Clinton's career was marked by frequent attempts to integrate his cultural and scientific interests into his identity as a politician, thus projecting the image of a man of wide learning and broad vision, a scholar-statesman of the new republic. Ironically, the political innovations which Clinton set in motion--the refinement of patronage and the spoils system, appeals to immigrant voters, and the professionalization of politics--were precisely what led to the extinction of the scholar-statesman's natural habitat. However visionary, the latter-day philosopher-king would eventually have no place in the modern world. DeWitt Clinton was born into the aristocratic culture of the eighteenth century, yet his achievements and ideas crucially influenced (in ways he did not always anticipate) the growth of the mass society of the nineteenth century. With this book, Cornog engagingly guides readers through the colorful maze of early nineteenth-century New York politics and society, illustrating both the depth of achievement and breadth of influence of one of its most important leaders. Those who wish to understand the development of American politics, the flowering of a distinctly American cultural life, the progress of the market revolution, and the growth of America's largest city will find many valuable insights in The Birth of Empire.
The diplomacy of Adams backed by the threat of Jackson had left the Spanish no
choice but to yield and retrieve what honor they could. Historian Samuel Flagg
Bemis would say of Adams's acquisition of clear title to the two Floridas, and of all
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
All but predicting the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Buchanan examines and critiques America's recent foreign policy and argues for new policies that consider America's interests first.
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informing us how many had been waiting much longer than we to receive the ait ,
told us that Lieutenant - Governor Phillips , of Boston , who was one of the
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