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Abigail Adams : Letters: Library of America #275
by Abigail Adams and Edith Gelles


Overview - Abigail Adams was an unusually accomplished letter writer.Spirited and insightful, her correspondence offers a unique vantageon historical events in which her family played so prominent arole, while bringing vividly to life the everyday experience ofAmerican women in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.Here are 430 letters more than a hundred published for the first time to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, ThomasJefferson, Mercy Otis Warren, James and Dolley Madison, andMartha Washington, among many others.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Abigail Adams was an unusually accomplished letter writer.Spirited and insightful, her correspondence offers a unique vantageon historical events in which her family played so prominent arole, while bringing vividly to life the everyday experience ofAmerican women in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.Here are 430 letters more than a hundred published forthe first time to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, ThomasJefferson, Mercy Otis Warren, James and Dolley Madison, andMartha Washington, among many others. Including her famouscall to Remember the Ladies, letters from the 1760s and 1770soffer an unrivalled portrait of the American Revolution on thehome front. Travel to Europe in the 1780s opens a grand new fieldfor her talents as social commentator and political advisor while herroles as vice presidential and presidential wife place her at the veryheart of the nation s founding. Also included are a chronology ofAdams s life, detailed notes, and extensively researched family trees.This volume is published simultaneously with John Adams: Writings from the New Nation 1784 1826, the third and final volume in the Library of America John Adams edition."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781598534658
  • ISBN-10: 1598534653
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 1180
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Series: Library of America

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Women
Books > History > United States - Revolutionary War

 
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