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The quotable Abigail Adams

Author: Abigail Adams; John P Kaminski
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, shared her penetrating and often humorous observations with correspondents ranging from friends and neighbors to family members to heads of state, offering lively opinions on human nature, politics, culture, and family life. Selected and arranged by topic, these quotations provide an entertaining introduction to the thought and character of America's founding mother. They  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Named Person: Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Adams; John P Kaminski
ISBN: 9780674035324 0674035321
OCLC Number: 316038220
Description: xxxvi, 403 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Advice --
America --
The arts --
Cities, countries, and other places --
Communications --
Death --
Dreams, imagination, memories --
Duty, honor, citizenship --
Economics --
Education --
Family and home --
Food and drink --
Foreign affairs --
Freedom, liberty, and equality --
Friends and enemies --
Government --
Health, medicine, and exercise --
History --
Human nature --
Human relations --
Language, grammar, and penmanship --
Life's blessings --
Life's difficulties --
Life's uncertainties --
Love --
The military --
Morality --
The natural world --
Pain and pleasure --
Peace --
People --
Politics --
Religion --
Travel and transportation --
Vices --
Virtues --
War --
Women --
Alternate spellings commonly used by Abigail Adams --
Chronology.
Responsibility: edited by John P. Kaminski.

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On several occasions in their correspondence John [Adams] claimed that, in his opinion, Abigail's letters were better than his. Since he himself was a master letter-writer in an age not lacking for Read more...

 
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