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By Woody Holton

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2009

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The long island occasions booklet Review, Editor's Choice

American background, better of 2009

In this vibrant new biography of Abigail Adams, the main illustrious girl of the founding period, Bancroft Award--winning historian Woody Holton bargains a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams's existence tale and of women's roles within the construction of the republic.

Using formerly missed files from a number of data, Abigail Adams indicates that the spouse of the second one president of the USA was once way more charismatic and influential than historians have learned. one of many most interesting writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women's schooling, denounced intercourse discrimination, and coupled wits not just together with her great husband, John, yet with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. while male Patriots missed her well-known entice "Remember the Ladies," she comprehensive her personal own announcement of independence: Defying centuries of laws that assigned married women's estate to their husbands, she accumulated a fortune in her personal name.

Adams's existence tale encapsulates the background of the founding period, for she outlined herself in terms of the folks she enjoyed or hated (she used to be 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, essentially the most cherished figures of yankee heritage.

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