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Brooks Adams

Brooks AdamsBorn: 24-Jun-1848
Birthplace: Quincy, MA
Died: 13-Feb-1927
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Law of Civilization and Decay

Grandson of John Quincy Adams, a social author who wrote about his pessimism towards America's future. He predicted the two-superpower situation, foresaw the degradation of all civilization through well-established laws of nature. That is what he would like us to think, but though his work is meticulously researched, not all scholars felt that he proved his case sufficiently.

Father: Charles Francis Adams (son of John Quincy Adams)
Mother: Abigail Brown Brooks
Brother: Henry Adams (historian, b. 1838, d. 1918)
Wife: Evelyn Davis (m. 7-Sep-1889, d. 14-Dec-1926, dau. of Admiral Charles Henry Davis)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1870)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (one year)
    Professor: Lecturer, Boston University School of Law (1904-11)

Author of books:
The Emancipation of Massachusetts (1887, nonfiction)
The Law of Civilization and Decay (1895, nonfiction)
America's Economic Supremacy (1900, nonfiction)
The New Empire (1902, nonfiction)
The Theory of Social Revolutions (1913, nonfiction)
The Degredation of Economic Dogma (1920, nonfiction)


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