Abigail Adams: A Writing Life
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Abigail Adams: A Writing Life

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In this book, Edith B. Gelles asserts that Abigail Adams' vivid, insightful letters are "the best account that exists from the pre to the post-Revolutionary period in America of a woman's life and world." Adams' spontaneous, witty letters serve dual purposes for the modern reader: it provides an intriguing first hand account of pivotal historical events and it shows how th...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 8th 2002 by Routledge
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Tracy Hackney
I'm almost finished with this book. Abigail was a very prolific writer of correspondence. She left such a wonderful legacy of her life by writing to many different people. I like how the book divides her writing into various categories, such as her travel letters, her confidential letters, and her historic letters. The letters she wrote to Mercy Otis Warren I found particularly of interest. The Adams, both John and Abigail, are very fascinating to me. I admire both of them greatly.
Jeanne Jackson
A good, solid biography focused on Abigail Adams' life revealed through her correspondences. A revealing look not only into the life of the second First Lady, but also into the social and cultural customs of the world in which she lived.
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