John Randolph (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1882 - Statesmen - 313 pages
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John Randolph was a Jeffersonian Republican and a Virginian to the manor born. He was a virulent political opponent of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. The author of this biography was Henry Adams ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Kipp - Goodreads

A classic by one of the great American historians who take son the greatest critic of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Henry Adams presents Randolph as the spirit of the planter class in gthe early Republic. Well written. Read full review

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