Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary American Woman (Library of American Biography)
This lively biography of Adams details the life of a revolutionary, mother, activist and wife who engaged in the building of the America nation. Abigail Adams campaigned for the education of women and pioneered the role women were to play in the American Revolution and the new Republic. The life of this one woman forms a large window on society during the 75 years that saw...more
Paperback, 3rd Edition, 242 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Longman Publishing Group
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An indepth passage into republican womanhood and revolutionary America, Abigail Adams paradoxically represents or embodies a woman,or, more importantly, a person, who revolutionized and challenged the basic or fundamental purpose of women. As First Lady, she constantly became a beacon of comfort and knowledge for her husband John Adams and her eldest son John Quincy Adams as they progressed into the advent of Revolutionary America, into the politics of forming a new nation, and the challenging,...more
Akers did a great job depicting the details of Abigail Adams' life from childhood until her death. Sometimes the book seemed to be overly-elaborate on details that were irrelevant or repetitive, but that's probably because I'm not particularly a fan of colonial persons of a "high-power/influence" stature such as herself. Nevertheless, I read this book for my college history class and it provided me with a vast amount of information I was required to learn from her life and the time period. In su...more