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The Dreams of John Adams and Benjamin Rush
Sheila Dickman Zarrow

John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (1797–1801). A New England Yankee, he was deeply read and represented Enlightenment values promoting republicanism. A conservative Federalist, he was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States.

Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, teacher, humanitarian and a Universalist. He was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. He was also a staunch opponent of Gen. George Washington and worked tirelessly to have him removed as the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army. Later in life, he became a professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Rush was, also, an early opponent of slavery and capital punishment. Despite having a wide influence on the development of American government, he is not as widely known as many of his American contemporaries.

The letters of John Adams and Benjamin Rush depict the friendship that grew between the two as the course of history brought change into their lives and forced them to change themselves. Of particular interest are the dreams both men described in their letters and the evidence Zarrow has uncovered about how they considered the effects of their dreams.

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  • Published : 26/08/2011
  • ISBN : 9781888602500
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Chiron Publishers
  • Size (mm): 152 x 229
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 128
  • Edition :