Abigail Adams A Revolutionary American Woman (Library of American Biography Series)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This lively biography of Adams details the life of a revolutionary, mother, activist and wife who engaged in the building of the America nation. Abigail Adams campaigned for the education of women and pioneered the role women were to play in the American Revolution and the new Republic. The life of this one woman forms a large window on society during the 75 years that saw the birth and cultural maturation of the United States. The titles in theLibrary of American Biography Seriesmake ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix
Author's Preface xi
1 "You May Take Me" 1744-1764
2 "An Important Trust" 1764-1774
3 "Remember the Ladies" 1774-1776
4 "Bereft of My Better Half" 1776-1778
5 "Patriotism in the Female Sex" 1778-1784
6 "The Amaizing Difference" 1784-1785
7 "I Will Not Strike My Colours" 1785-1788
8 "In Their Proper Sphere" 1788-1792
9 "Tellegraph of the Mind" 1792-1797
10 "Fellow Labourer" 1797-1798 163(18)
11 "What I Cannot Remedy" 1798-1801 181(20)
12 "The Mother of Such a Son" 1801-1818 201(20)
Study and Discussion Questions 221(6)
A Note on the Sources 227(7)
Acknowledgments 234(3)
Index 237

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