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American History

By Woody Holton

ISBN-10: 1451607369

ISBN-13: 9781451607369

Publish yr note: First released in 2009
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The big apple instances booklet Review, Editor's Choice

American history, better of 2009

In this vibrant new biography of Abigail Adams, the main illustrious girl of the founding period, Bancroft Award--winning historian Woody Holton deals a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams's existence tale and of women's roles within the construction of the republic.

Using formerly ignored records from quite a few information, Abigail Adams indicates that the spouse of the second one president of the us used to be way more charismatic and influential than historians have learned. one of many most interesting writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women's schooling, denounced intercourse discrimination, and paired wits not just along with her superb husband, John, yet with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. whilst male Patriots neglected her well-known entice "Remember the Ladies," she comprehensive her personal own assertion of independence: Defying centuries of laws that assigned married women's estate to their husbands, she gathered a fortune in her personal name.

Adams's lifestyles tale encapsulates the heritage of the founding period, for she outlined herself in terms of the folks she enjoyed or hated (she was once by no means neutral), a solid of characters that incorporated her mom and sisters; Benjamin Franklin and James Lovell, her husband's bawdy congressional colleagues; Phoebe Abdee, her father's former slave; her financially naïve husband; and her son John Quincy.

At as soon as epic and intimate, Abigail Adams, sheds gentle on a sophisticated, attention-grabbing lady, essentially the most cherished figures of yank historical past.

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