Item description for The Letters of John and Abigail Adams by John Adams, Abigail Adams & Frank Shuffelton...
Overview Reflecting more than fifty years in the lives of John and Abigail Adams, a collection of remarkable letters provide an intimate portrait of an important early American family and an incisive, personal look at life in America before, during, and after the Revolution. Original.
Publishers Description "The Letters of John and Abigail Adams" provides an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; the letters 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's 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.
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Studio: Penguin Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2003
Publisher Penguin Classics
ISBN 0142437115 ISBN13 9780142437117 UPC 051488015000
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More About John Adams, Abigail Adams & Frank Shuffelton
Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) was one of the most influential women of her era. 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.
John Adams lived in Quincy, in the state of Massachusetts. John Adams was born in 1735 and died in 1826.
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Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist
Reviews - What do customers think about The Letters of John and Abigail Adams?
Great historical record May 27, 2008
Great book. You need to put yourself in the mindset of 1775. Great historical record of the Adams' early life separated.
Go for it! Oct 24, 2007
If you're at all interested in American history, I HIGHLY recommend this book. I though it was going to be dry and tough to read with a lot of thees and thous etc., but it's surprisingly warm, easy to follow and gripping story told in the very words of one of our greatest Americans and his wife.
The loving letters of our second president and his wife abigail: brilliance in Braintree! Aug 24, 2006
John Adams was the first Vice-President and second chief executive of the United States of America. He was also a brilliant lawyer, legislator, writer and diplomat for the fledging American nation in France and the Netherlands during the Revolutionary War. In this excellent collection of personal letters John and Abigail share their thoughts on a wide variety of topics chiefly the struggle for our nation's independence. The letters in this copious collection cover the years from 1774 to 1783 (the years of the American Revolution). These are two extremely intelligent persons! John's letters let the reader look through the keyhole in Philadelphia as the Declaration of Independence is approved; throughout the war Adams was away from his Braintree farm for long stretches of time. His life was in danger and he was worried about Abigail and their young children. A few of the letters in this collection were written by his parents to the young John Quincy Adams who served as the sixth President of the United States. Abigail lived long before the womens liberation movement but she was the intellectual equal of her husband. Abigail kept the farm going staying abreast of political affairs and raising a great American family. The patriotism and self-sacrifice of the Adams family is an inspiration to all Americans. This is a wonderful collection for anyone wishing to know these two American patriots on a more intimate basis. Excellent resource for history classes and anyone wishing to know more about our history.