Two paths to independence : John and Samuel Adams and the coming of the American Revolution

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dc.contributor.advisor Cayton, Andrew R. L. (Andrew Robert Lee), 1954- en_US Holdzkom, Marianne en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:34:55Z 2011-06-03T19:34:55Z 1988 en_US 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1988 .H65 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis was to come to a better understanding of the American mind at the time of the Revolution through biography. Through the use of primary and secondary sources, John and Samuel Adams were used as case studies. John represented the faction in favor of a rigid hierarchy and a natural aristocracy. Samuel represented the artisans and farmers who were fighting for democracy and equality in government. The thesis also discussed the differences between the Adams chapter two, the cousins' backgrounds and respective involvement in the Revolution were discussed. Chapter three was a discussion of the similarities between the Adams cousins. In chapter four, the fundamental differences between John and Samuel were discussed, differences that became apparent during the revolution. cousins and the men they represented. Ultimately by 1800, the new nation had left the cousins behind. The thesis concluded that the Adamses made massive contributions to the revolution, reflecting the eighteenth century American mind and contributing to the establishment of our ultimate form of government.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of History
dc.format.extent 95 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography. en_US
dc.subject.other Adams, John, 1735-1826. en_US
dc.subject.other Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803. en_US
dc.subject.other United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. en_US
dc.title Two paths to independence : John and Samuel Adams and the coming of the American Revolution en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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