Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412939584 | Print ISBN: 9780761930877 | Online ISBN: 9781412939584| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Adams, Charles Francis
Helen C. Sobehart
Charles Francis Adams II (1835–1915), descendent of the politically famous line of Adamses in Massachusetts, influenced issues of the economy, railroading, politics, the Civil War, and basic and higher education. His contributions to basic education foreshadowed ongoing issues such as professional development and lifelong learning. Adams was born in Boston, son of the well-known public official Charles Francis Adams, the first. The second Charles Francis fought in the Civil War as an officer, seeing action at Antietam and Gettysburg. After ...