John Quincy Adams and Liberty


This colloquium examined signal episodes in John Quincy Adams’s career, as secretary of state, president, and congressman, that shed light on his conception of the free society and his philosophy of domestic and foreign affairs.


Conference Readings

Adams. “Address... On the Occasion of Reading the Declaration of Independence.” Archive.org. http://www.archive.org/stream/addressdelivered00adamiala/addressdelivered00adamiala_djvu.txt (Aug 6, 2012).

Adams. Address... To His Constitutients of the Twelfth Congressional District. Boston: J.H. Eastburn, 1842.

Adams, John. The Writings of John Quincy Adams, Vol II. Edited by Adams, Charles Francis. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1916.

Adams, John. A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents. Edited by Richardson, James D.. Washington: Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1911.

Adams, John Quincy. “Inaugural Address, March 4, 1825.” TeachingAmericanHistory.org. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/ (August 17, 2010).

Adams, John Quincy. Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of his Diary from 1795 to 1848, Volume V. Edited by Charles Francis Adams. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1875.

Adams, John Quincy, “Letter to George William Erving, November 28, 1818” In Writings of John Quincy Adams, Volume VI (1816-1819), New York: The MacMillan Company, 1916. 474-502.

Adams, Jon Quincy, “Adams to Don Luis de Onis” In The Writings of John Quincy Adams, vol IV, edited by Adams, Charles Francis, 386-394. New York: MacMillan, 1916.

Gaddis, John Lewis. Surprise, Security, and the American Experience. New York: Harvard U. Press, 2004.

Seward, William. Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams. Boston: , 1849.

The Society. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society vol 42. Boston: The Society, 1909.