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    First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams

    Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    First Lady Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Others spoke in videos from several building…

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    The Problem of Democracy

    Louisiana State University history Professors Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein talked about their book, The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, in…

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    Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and Slavery

    Fred Kaplan outlined how the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, confronted the political dilemmas of slavery from colonization…

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    John Quincy Adams and Slavery

    David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason talked about their book, John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery: Selections from the Diary.

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    Four Generations of the Adams Family

    The Boston Athenaeum and Boston’s Poets' Theatre presented a staged reading program in honor of the literary legacy of four generations of the Adams family. Based on the writings of founding…

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    Louisa

    Louisa Thomas talked about her book Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, in which she recalls the life of first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams. born in…

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    John Quincy Adams Debate

    James Traub, author of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, and historian and columnist Robert Kagan debated the question, “Was John Quincy Adams a realist?”

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    Q&A with James Traub

    James Traub talked about his book, John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit. Mr. Traub described the former president’s relationships with his parents, wife, and children; the extensive diary President…

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    John Quincy Adams

    James Traub talked about his book John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, in which he remembers the life of America’s sixth president. The son of Founding Father and President John Adams, John…

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    The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

    Phyllis Lee Levin talked about her book, The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams, about the formative years of America’s sixth president. In her book, the author examines the beginnings of…

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    Adams Family Correspondence

    Panelists talked about the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and their son John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa. This panel took place at an event marking John and Abigail…

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    Nation Builder

    Charles Edel talked about his book, Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic, about John Quincy Adams' plans for the United States to become a global leader…

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    John Quincy Adams

    Fred Kaplan talked about his biography, John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, in which he argues that even though John Quincy Adams was not remembered for being a great president, he was…

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    Q&A with Fred Kaplan

    Fred Kaplan, author of John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, talked about the sixth U.S. president and shared his experiences as a biographer of literary and political figures such as Gore…

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    John Quincy Adams

    Author Harlow Giles Unger discussed his book, John Quincy Adams, suggesting that Adams was one of the most courageous figures in American history. He also responded to questions from the…

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    James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

    Historian Richard Norton Smith, Director of the Gerald R. Ford Museum & Library spoke about how the fifth president, James Monroe, who served from 1817 to 1825, and John Quincy Adams, his…

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    Smithsonian Institution

    Pamela Henson discussed the role of Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Q. Adams in the creation of the Smithsonian Institution along with the institutes early years and expansion.

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    Mr. Adams's Last Crusade

    Joseph Wheelan talked about his book Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress, published by PublicAffairs. In his book Mr. Wheelan…

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    John Q. Adams and the Congressional Cemetery

    Mr. Ritchie discussed the career of John Quincy Adams in the House of Representatives after his term as president. He also focused on Adams' death and his temporary interment in the…

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