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The unexpected Abigail Adams : a woman "not apt to be intimidated"  Cover Image Book Book

The unexpected Abigail Adams : a woman "not apt to be intimidated" / John L. Smith, Jr.

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  • ISBN: 9781594164217
  • ISBN: 1594164215
  • Physical Description: xix, 380 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania : Westholme Publishing, c2024.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
Draws on more than two thousand letters of Abigail's spanning from the 1760s to her death in 1818, interweaving Abigail's colorful correspondence--some of which has not appeared in print before--with a contextual narrative. In this priceless documentation of one of the most important periods of world history she comments on the varied personalities she encountered and, while her husband was away from home serving in the Continental Congresses and as a diplomatic envoy in Europe, she wrote him frequently about their home in Massachusetts, their family, national and local politics, and, during the early years of the war, crucial information concerning revolutionary activities around Boston. She was an advocate for education for women, a shrewd businesswoman, and had an unrivaled political acumen.
Subject: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.

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