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Advice Books

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Are texts concerned with prescribing proper behavior for their readers. The locus of this concern may be any combination of outward actions and inner moral or psychological states....

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Charles Francis Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Economics.


son of John Quincy Adams, entered politics as a “conscience” Whig, founded the Boston Whig, and in 1848 ran for the vice-presidency as a Free-Soil candidate. He later...

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Overview page. Subjects: United States History.


A general term referring to the period c.ad 550–900 in North America, being one of the five main cultural‐historical stages defined for the archaeology of southwestern parts...

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Diaries and Journals

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Feminism has produced an extraordinary interest in women's pasts and issues concerning the interface of women's private lives and public concerns. Scholars from various disciplines have...

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Early National Writing

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Shortly after the Constitution reached its ratification vote, George Washington wrote on 31 August 1788 to Annis Boudinot Stockton, a well-known New Jersey poet and longtime supporter, “The...

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Education of Henry Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

An autobiography by Henry (Brooks) Adams, privately printed in 1907 and posthumously published in 1918. Generally ranked as one of the most distinguished autobiographies, its subtitle, ‘A...

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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Novel by Henry Adams, published in 1884 under the pseudonym Frances Snow Compton. The character of the heroine is modeled on the author's wife, and that of Wharton on the sculptor...

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First Lady

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

Initially, the President's wife was referred to as Lady (as in “Lady Washington”) or Mrs. President. The term First Lady was coined by Mary Clemmer Ames in an 1877 magazine ...

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John Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.


US Federalist statesman, 2nd President of the USA (1797–1801). He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and was minister to...

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John Quincy Adams

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US Republican statesman, 6th President of the USA (1825–29). The eldest son of President John Adams, he was minister to Britain (1809–14). As Secretary of State...

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