Abigail adams first lady and patriot

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Abigail Adams: Courageous Patriot and First Lady by Barbara A. Somervill

Barbara A. Somervill has written an interesting and well paced biography about Abigail Adams. She includes enough of the eras history to make Abigail Adams life understandable in the context of the era. Written chronologically, the story flows well. The illustrations, which occur at least every four pages, help bring the era and Abigail to life. My main concern with the book is that it focuses on how John Adams career effected Abigail rather than focusing on the skills Abigail had to muster to manage their farm and create an income they could survive on.
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First Lady Biography: Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams: First Lady and Patriot (Historical American Biographies) [Pat McCarthy] on labelhqs.org *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Recounts the life.
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First Lady Biography: Abigail Adams

Wife of the second President of the United States, Abigail Adams is an example of one kind of life lived by women in colonial , Revolutionary and early post-Revolutionary America. While she's perhaps best known simply as an early First Lady before the term was used and mother of another President, and perhaps known for the stance she took for women's rights in letters to her husband, she should also be known as a competent farm manager and financial manager. The family had long roots in Puritan America, and were part of the Congregational church. She also learned to write, and quite early began writing to family and friends. Abigail met John Adams in when he visited her father's parsonage in Weymouth, Massachusetts. They carried out their courtship in letters as "Diana" and "Lysander.

National First Ladies' Library's biography for Abigail Adams. First Lady Biography: Abigail Adams. National Portrait Gallery. ABIGAIL SMITH ADAMS. Born.
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She was a member of the Quincy family, a well-established and politically involved Massachusetts family. By birthright and manner, Abigail Smith was an indefatigable New Englander. Educated by her mother, the future First Lady proved as learned and enlightened as any of her contemporaries. Notwithstanding the stigma associated with women and politics, Abigail openly expressed her political beliefs in letters to her husband. John's duties as a member of the Continental Congress and diplomat often kept him from home. Staying behind to tend to the farm, Abigail would often write to her husband, informing him on various public and private affairs, lending special attention to the political vicissitudes of the day.

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