Edith B. Gelles



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Abigail and John: Portrait ...

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Portia: The World of Abigai...

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Abigail Adams: A Writing Life

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The Letters of Abigaill Lev...

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First Thoughts: Life And Le...

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1998
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“Adam Smith, who suggested that the “horror of poverty” lay not in hunger but in “obscurity.” Poor people suffer the indignity of being ignored. “To be wholly overlooked, and to know it, are intolerable.” And if poor people cannot look to themselves, then they must look up to another person, whom they consider a hero. Their identification with heroes provided meaning in life. In a complicated set of discourses, John argued that all men, from the highest to the lowest ranks, depend upon titles to give meaning to their existence.”
Edith B. Gelles, Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage

“Let these truths…be indelibly impressed on our Minds that we cannot be happy without being free, that we cannot be free without being secure in our property, that we cannot be secure in our property if without our consent others may as by right take it away. Abigail”
Edith B. Gelles, Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage

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