Brown Bag John Quincy Adams and the Paradox of Anglo-American Relations in the Early Republic: The London Years, 1815-1817 4 March 2015.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Robert Shimp, Boston University

This talk will center on how John Quincy Adams’s experiences in London and Ealing as Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain came to influence his subsequent domestic career. Shimp argues that this period in Adams’s career can provide us with important insights into the paradoxical relationship that Adams and the United States maintained with Great Britain through the early national period. Such connections were significant for the second party system in the United States.