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Abigail Adams, an American woman

Author: Charles W Akers
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1980.
Series: Library of American biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abigail Adams in her life exemplified what it meant to be a woman, an American, and a revolutionary of the transitional period between colonial status and independence. Her aspirations were not precisely the same as those either of her seventeenth-century ancestors or of nineteenth- and twentieth-century descendants. The role she defined for herself as a woman was that of a wife, but a role entirely the equal of her
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Akers, Charles W.
Abigail Adams, an American woman.
Boston : Little, Brown, ©1980
(OCoLC)827215955
Named Person: Abigail Adams; John Adams; Abigail Smith Adams; John Adams; Abigail Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Akers
ISBN: 0316020419 9780316020411 0316020400 9780316020404 0673393186 9780673393180
OCLC Number: 6087708
Description: x, 207 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Editor's preface --
"You may take me" : 1744-1764 --
"An important trust" : 1764-1774 --
"Remember the ladies" : 1774-1776" --
"Bereft of my better half" : 1776-1778 --
"Patriotism in the female sex" : 1778-1784 --
"The Amaizing difference" : 1784-1785 --
"I will not strike my colours" : 1785-1788 --
"In their proper sphere" : 1788-1792 --
"Tellegraph of the mind" : 1792-1797 --
"Fellow labourer" : 1797-1798 --
"What I cannot remedy" : 1798-1801 --
"The mother of such a son" : 1801-1818 --
A note on the sources.
Series Title: Library of American biography.
Responsibility: Charles W. Akers.

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Drawing on nearly two thousand surviving letters, Ackers portrays Adams as a shrewd political observer, a powerful and influential First Lady, and an early advocate of education for women.  Read more...

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