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Historical Essays

Henry Adams C. Scribner's Sons, 1891 - Bank of England - 422 pages 0 Reviews Preview this book »

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Primitive Rights of Women 1 Captaine John Smith 42 Harvard College 17861787 80 at St Domingo 121 The Bank of England Restriction 178 The Declaration of Paris 1861 237 The LegalTender Act 279 The New York Gold Conspiracy 318 The Session 18691870 367 Index 413 Copyright

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About the author (1891)

Henry Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 16, 1838, the son of American diplomat Charles Francis Adams and grandson of President John Quincy Adams. Educated at Harvard University, he worked in Washington, D.C., as his father's secretary before embarking on a career in journalism and later in teaching. A prominent American historian, he wrote several important historical works. His works include The Education of Henry Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Esther: A Novel, and Democracy: An American Novel. He died on March 27, 1918 at the age of 80.

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Title Historical Essays
Volume 139 of Anglistica & Americana Author Henry Adams Publisher C. Scribner's Sons, 1891 Length 422 pages &nbsp &nbsp Export Citation BiBTeX EndNote RefMan About Google Books - Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - Information for Publishers - Report an issue - Help - Google Home