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Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

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The lively, authoritative, andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling biography of Abigail Adams.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, andlt;Iandgt;Dearest Friendandlt;/Iandgt; captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to and#8220;Remember the Ladiesand#8221; as he framed the laws of their new country. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;John and Abigail Adams married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their estate, and writing letters to her beloved husband. Chronicling their remarkable fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, andlt;Iandgt;Dearest Friendandlt;/Iandgt; paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken woman.

Synopsis:

Rich with excerpts from her incomparable letters and alive with the ferment of a new nation, "Dearest Friend" is the first full biography of Abigail Adams, the unschooled minister's daughter who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. of photos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Lynne Withey'sandlt;/Bandgt; books include andlt;Iandgt;Voyages of Discovery: Captain James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacificandlt;/Iandgt; (1987) and andlt;Iandgt;Grand Tours and Cook's Tours: A History of Leisure Travel,andlt;/Iandgt; 1750-1915 (1997). She has taught history at the University of Iowa, Boston University, and the University of California at Berkeley, and is now the associate director of the University of California Press. She lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

  1. A Minister's Daughter

  2. John

  3. Wife and Mother

  4. Politics

  5. War

  6. Independence

  7. A Woman's Sacrifice

  8. The Long Separation

  9. Years of Decision

  10. Europe

  11. "The Ambassadress"

  12. A Homesick American

  13. The Vice President's Lady

  14. An Interlude at Quincy

  15. Mrs. President

  16. "The Federal City"

  17. The Matriarch of Peacefield

  18. The Curtain Falls

Epilogue

Sources for Quotations

A Note on Sources

Index

Preface

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743234436
Author:
Withey, Lynne
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Presidents' spouses -- United States.
Subject:
Adams, John
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
107-961
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages b/w photos
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 15.575 oz

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