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By Woody Holton

ISBN-10: 1400114217

ISBN-13: 9781400114214

ISBN-10: 1416546804

ISBN-13: 9781416546801

ISBN-10: 1416546812

ISBN-13: 9781416546818

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
The big apple occasions ebook Review, Editor’s Choice
American historical past, better of 2009

In this vibrant new biography of Abigail Adams, the main illustrious lady of the founding period, Bancroft Award–winning historian Woody Holton deals a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams’s lifestyles tale and of women’s roles within the construction of the republic.

Using formerly ignored records from quite a few documents, Abigail Adams exhibits that the spouse of the second one president of the us was once way more charismatic and influential than historians have discovered. one of many most interesting writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women’s schooling, denounced intercourse discrimination, and coupled wits not just along with her amazing husband, John, yet with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. whilst male Patriots overlooked her well-known attract "Remember the Ladies," she finished her personal own announcement of independence: Defying centuries of laws that assigned married women’s estate to their husbands, she collected a fortune in her personal name.

Adams’s existence tale encapsulates the heritage of the founding period, for she outlined herself on the subject of the folks she enjoyed or hated (she was once by no means neutral), a solid of characters that incorporated her mom and sisters; Benjamin Franklin and James Lovell, her husband’s bawdy congressional colleagues; Phoebe Abdee, her father’s former slave; her financially naïve husband; and her son John Quincy.

At as soon as epic and intimate, Abigail Adams, sheds mild on a sophisticated, attention-grabbing girl, probably the most loved figures of yank history.

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