Henry Adams Biography
Henry Adams (February 16, 1838–March 27, 1918) graduated from Harvard in 1858, then studied law in Germany. During the Civil War he served as secretary to the ambassador in London (his father). He returned to the United States, where he taught history at Harvard for six years (an effort described as a “failure” in his autobiography). After further failures in the world of politics and extensive travel, he settled down to the write the nine-volume History of the United States of America (1889–91). While a traditional work in its focus on political and diplomatic controversies, it set an exceptionally high standard of archival research and writing. Other noted works include The Life of Albert Gallatin (1879) and The Education of Henry Adams (1918).
Democracy, an American novel. New York, H. Holt and Company, 1880. Modern Library, 2002.
Documents relating to New-England Federalism. Boston, Little, Brown, and company, 1905; Reprint, New York, B. Franklin, 1969.
The education of Henry Adams. Washington : [Adams], 1907.
The education of Henry Adams. By Henry Adams; edited with an introduction and notes by Ira B. Nadel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
The formative years; a history of the United States during the administrations of Jefferson and Madison. By Henry Adams. Condensed and edited by Herbert Agar. History of the United States of America Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1974, c1947]
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. Washington : [Henry Adams], 1912.
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. By Henry Adams; introduction and notes by
Raymond Carney. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 1986.
The tendency of history, by Henry Adams. Washington, Govt. print. off., 1896; Reprint, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1928
The War of 1812. By Henry Adams; edited by H.A. DeWeerd; new introduction By John R. Elting. 1st Cooper Square Press ed. New York : Cooper Square Press, 1999.
John Randolph. By Henry Adams. Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1882; A new edition with primary documents and introduction by Robert McColley. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, c1996.
The life of Albert Gallatin. By Henry Adams. Philadelphia, London, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.
The life of George Cabot Lodge. By Henry Adams; a facsim. reproduction with an introd. by John W. Crowley. Delmar, N.Y.: Scholars' Facsims. & Reprints, 1978.
The letters of Henry Adams. Edited by J.C. Levenson, et al. 6 vols. Correspondence Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982-1988.
Henry Adams, selected letters. Edited by Ernest Samuels. Correspondence. Selections Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
History of the United States of America during the second administration of Thomas Jefferson. By Henry Adams. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1890.
History of the United States of America during the administrations of James Madison. By Henry Adams. New York, N.Y.: Literary Classics of the United States: Distributed by the Viking Press, c1986.
History of the United States of America. By Henry Adams. 9 vols. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1889-91.
A Henry Adams reader. Edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Stevenson. Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smith, 1968 [c1958]
Esther. By Henry Adams. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1997
Chapters of Erie. By Charles Francis Adams, Jr. and Henry Adams; introduction by James C. Mohr. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, c2002.
Novels Mont Saint Michel, The education. By Henry Adams. Selections. 1983 New York, N.Y.: Literary Classics of the United States: Distributed by the Viking Press, c1983.
The education of Henry Adams: an autobiography. With an introduction by Edmund Morris. 1996 Modern Library ed. New York : Modern Library, 1996.