John Adams : revolutionary writings 1775-1783

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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  • Creator Gordon Wood, editor
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Library of America, [2011] ©2011
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  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 811 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9781598530902, 1598530909
  • OCLC ocn708089426


  • "Traces John Adams' career from his leading role in the debate over independence, [...] to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the filed, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe [...]. It includes his highly influential 1776 pamphlet Thoughts on Government, dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal letters, [...] extensive diary excerpts. "--Jacket.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The Continental Congress, 1775-1777 -- Commissioner to France and framer of the Massachusetts constitution, 1778-1779 -- Peace negotiator with Britain and minister to the Netherlands, 1779-1783 -- Selections from the autobiography
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