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Adams, Henry Brooks

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Born: 1838 AD
Died: 1918 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Novelists

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1838 - Born in Boston

 

          - An American historian, was the son of Charles Francis Adams and the descendant of two presidents

 

1850-1860 - Gradually abandoned his family’s involvement in politics to pursue the study of history

 

                      - Traveled abroad as the secretary of his father after completing his studies at Harvard

 

1870 - Taught history at Harvard

 

         - Became the editor of the North American Review, a reform journal that focused attention on corruption

and advocated civil service reforms

 

1877-1879 - Edited the papers and wrote a biography of Albert Gallatin

 

1880 - Anonymously published a satirical novel, Democracy

 

1889-1891 - His research in this period of American history culminated in his 9-volume History of the United States

 

1885 - His wife’s suicide lead him to searching for new meaning in life and history

 

1913 - In Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, a spiritual odyssey; expressed his admiration for the medieval church

 

1918 - The Education of Henry Adams, an autobiography

 

1918 - Died on March 27


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