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100 1  Barker-Benfield, G. J 
245 10 Abigail and John Adams :|bThe Americanization of 
       Sensibility 
264  1 Chicago :|bUniversity of Chicago Press,|c2010 
264  4 |cĀ©2010 
300    1 online resource (514 pages) 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 
       Part I: Origins, Definitions, and Social Circumstances -- 
       1. The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of 
       Sensibility -- 2. The Meanings of Sensibility -- 3. The 
       Theory of Gendered Sensibility -- 4. Social Circles and 
       the Reformation of Female Manners -- 5. Young American 
       Women Enter the World -- Part II: Particular Applications 
       -- 6. A Woman's Struggle over Sensibility -- 7. 
       Sensibility and Reform -- 8. Abigail's Perspective, Public
       versus Private -- 9. John Adams and the Reformation of 
       Male Manners -- 10. The Pleasures and Pains of Public Life
       -- Part III: Private Perpetuation -- 11. Raising Children 
       with Sensibility -- 12. A Reformed Rake? -- 13. The 
       Question Answered -- Part IV: Conclusion -- 14. The 
       Americanization of Sensibility -- Notes -- Index 
520    During the many years that they were separated by the 
       perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams 
       exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of 
       public events and private feelings, loyalty and love, 
       revolution and parenting, they wove a tapestry of 
       correspondence that has become a cherished part of 
       American history and literature. With Abigail and John 
       Adams, historian G. J. Barker-Benfield mines those 
       familiar letters to a new purpose: teasing out the ways in
       which they reflected-and helped transform-a language of 
       sensibility, inherited from Britain but, amid the 
       revolutionary fervor, becoming Americanized. Sensibility-a
       heightened moral consciousness of feeling, rooted in the 
       theories of such thinkers as Descartes, Locke, and Adam 
       Smith and including a "moral sense" akin to the physical 
       senses-threads throughout these letters. As Barker-
       Benfield makes clear, sensibility was the fertile, 
       humanizing ground on which the Adamses not only founded 
       their marriage, but also the "abhorrence of injustice and 
       inhumanity" they and their contemporaries hoped to plant 
       at the heart of the new nation. Bringing together their 
       correspondence with a wealth of fascinating detail about 
       life and thought, courtship and sex, gender and parenting,
       and class and politics in the revolutionary generation and
       beyond, Abigail and John Adams draws a lively, convincing 
       portrait of a marriage endangered by separation, yet 
       surviving by the same ideas and idealism that drove the 
       revolution itself. A feast of ideas that never neglects 
       the real lives of the man and woman at its center, Abigail
       and John AdamsĀ takes readers into the heart of an 
       unforgettable union in order to illuminate the first days 
       of our nation-and explore our earliest understandings of 
       what it might mean to be an American 
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       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818.;Adams, John, -- 1735-
       1826.;Sentimentalism.;United States -- Social life and 
       customs -- To 1775.;United States -- Social life and 
       customs -- 1775-1783.;United States -- Social life and 
       customs -- 1783-1865 
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