Adrienne Morris

About me

When not writing about my characters populating Gilded Age Englewood, New Jersey,I herd goats, dream about the 1870’s and try (unsuccessfully) to control my dogs.

From my website

“The acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed”

Originally posted on Nothing Gilded, Nothing Gained--Writing Historical Fiction at Middlemay Farm: John Quincy Adams. Shall we bow our heads for an early nap before discussing a white dead president? It’s kind of superficial to judge a person because they’re white and dead, don’t you think?John Quincy was pretty cute…

“Courage mattered. Loyalty mattered. Honor mattered. Personal Pride mattered. Soldiers, and their culture, defined these as masculine values. The Gilded Age substituted gain for cause and friends for comrades.” Richard White

Adrienne Morris:The Adams family are endlessly interesting. Originally posted on Nothing Gilded, Nothing Gained--Writing Historical Fiction at Middlemay Farm: Charles being masculine. Charles Francis Adams, despite being considered an authority on the management of railroads couldn’t keep the Union Pacific stable as its president. One of the reasons, according to…

QUOTE: “The Adamses have a genius for saying even a gracious thing in an ungracious manner” Charles Eliot Norton

Charles Francis Adams Jr. by Frances David Millet Tagged: 19th century, Adams Family, Art, mustaches, people pleasers, Quotes, trouble makers

 
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