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Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

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Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

by Lynne Withey

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Rich with excerpts from her incomparable letters and alive with the ferment of a new nation, "Dearest Friend" is the first full biography of Abigail Adams, the unschooled minister's daughter who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. of photos.
 

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This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, "Dearest Friend" captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country. John and Abigail Adams married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their estate, and writing letters to her beloved husband. Chronicling their remarkable fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, "Dearest Friend" paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken woman. Size 0.94" H x 9.24" L x 6.08" W, 392 pages

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ISBN 9780743234436
Author Lynne Withey
Age Group 14+
Book Type paperback

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