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Letters of John and Abigail Adams

Letters of John and Abigail Adams - 04 edition

Letters of John and Abigail Adams - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780142437117

ISBN10: 0142437115

Letters of John and Abigail Adams by John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams and Frank  Ed. Shuffleton - ISBN 9780142437117
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 2004
International: No
Letters of John and Abigail Adams by John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams and Frank  Ed. Shuffleton - ISBN 9780142437117

ISBN13: 9780142437117

ISBN10: 0142437115

Summary

An intimate portrait of a colonial family and an important historical record of the beginnings of American government

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; they also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering key moments in American history--the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and John Adams' diplomatic missions to Europe--the letters reveal the concerns of a couple living during a period of explosive change--from smallpox and British warships to raising children, paying taxes, the state of women, and the emerging concepts of American democracy.

Author Bio

Adams, John :

John Adams (1735-1826), educated as a lawyer at Harvard, was the Massachusetts delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. During the Revolutionary War, he served abroad in diplomatic roles and helped negotiate the peace treaty. After serving as Vice President for two terms under George Washington, he was subsequently elected President.

Adams, Abigail Smith :

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818), was one of the most influential women of her era.


Shuffleton, Frank (Ed.) :

Frank Shuffelton is professor of English at the University of Rochester, and edited the Penguin Classics edition of Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson.

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