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Author Gelles, Edith B
Title Abigail Adams : A Writing Life
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2002
©2002
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (222 pages)
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology -- The Eighteenth-Century Letter -- Chapter One. Introduction: Letter as Literature -- Chapter Two. "Remember the Ladies -- The Confidential Letter -- Chapter Three. Bonds of Friendship: The Correspondence of Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren -- The Travel Letter -- Chapter Four. The Voyage -- Chapter Five. "In the Midst of the World in Solitude -- Chapter Six. At the Court of St. James's -- Interlude -- The Historic Letter -- Chapter Seven. "Splendid Misery": Abigail Adams as First Lady -- Part Two: First Lady -- Epilogue -- Chapter Eight. End of the Story -- Notes and References -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
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 these events from the Boston Tea Party to the War of 1812 entered the private sphere. Included in the book is a chronology, notes and reference section and a selected bibliography. This book will be a must for all scholars of American literature, history and politics seeking to understand this literary figure
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gelles, Edith B. Abigail Adams : A Writing Life Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2002 9780415939454
Subject Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818.;Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818 -- Correspondence.;Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.;Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Correspondence
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