13, [3 blank] pp. Disbound, loosened, lightly toned, final blank detached. Good+.
Henry Adams-- journalist, author, and descendant of Presidents-- published "a long criticism of the acts of the present National Administration, and of Congress," in his North American Review for July 1870. Howe was a three-term Senator from Wisconsin [1861-1879], an articulate Republican, and a lawyer and judge.
Adams-- a bit of a snob-- experienced great disillusion with the American Republic and the Republican Party after the Civil War, claiming that America had succumbed to the most primitive forms of Social Darwinism, corruption, and materialism. Howe responds with humor, facts, and sarcasm. He mocks the "serene heights" from which Adams views American politics and, Howe notes, fails to acknowledge the "symptoms of degeneracy discovereable in this scion of the house of Adams."
OCLC records five locations under three accession numbers as of September 2022. Item #38806