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free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Abigail Adams Abigail Adams æ 6 free read Letters author Abigail Adams free read Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Smith Adams 1744–1818 was or less on her own As he rode the colonial court circuits and later as he was swept up in the emerging imperial crisis she was left with the primary responsibility for raising and educating the couple’s children managing their farm and investments and caring for an extended web of family and friends Her frank and keenly observant letters to her “Dearest Friend” John and others in the 1760s and 1770s including her famous call for Adams and his fellow delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to “Remember the Ladies” reveal her astute political sense and offer an unrivaled portrait of the American Revolution on the home front In 1784 Adams joined her husband in Europe opening a grand new field for her talents as social commentator and political adviserUpon her return to America four years later Adams became the fir. Warts and all as she mailed them uncorrected here is the wisdom of our first truly enlightened First Lady who might have made a better president than her spouse Due to circumstances beyond her control she wisely for the time kept most political references toned down as mail of the time was subject to loss at sea and land seizure by unfriendly governments and independent agents and also to unauthorized publication Even so you get a feel for the era in how people lived acuired goods and services and the diction of the era very far removed from how one currently correspondsAn essential book even a selection from this volume should be reuired reading at some point in schools No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 up in the emerging imperial crisis she was left with the primary responsibility for raising and educating the couple’s children managing their farm and investments and caring for an extended web of family and friends Her frank and keenly observant letters to her “Dearest Friend” John and others in the 1760s and 1770s including her famous call for Adams and his fellow delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to “Remember the Ladies” reveal her astute political sense and offer an A Biography of Innovations unrivaled portrait of the American Revolution on the home front In 1784 Adams joined her husband in Europe opening a grand new field for her talents as social commentator and political adviserUpon her return to America four years later Adams became the fir. Warts and all as she mailed them Ni arte ni parte uncorrected here is the wisdom of our first truly enlightened First Lady who might have made a better president than her spouse Due to circumstances beyond her control she wisely for the time kept most political references toned down as mail of the time was subject to loss at sea and land seizure by Ni arte ni parte unfriendly governments and independent agents and also to Noticias De Los Montoneros unauthorized publication Even so you get a feel for the era in how people lived acuired goods and services and the diction of the era very far removed from how one currently correspondsAn essential book even a selection from this volume should be reuired reading at some point in schools

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free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Abigail Adams Abigail Adams æ 6 free read Letters author Abigail Adams free read Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB St vice president’s wife and then the second First Lady of the United States placing her at the very heart of the founding of the new nation Even after her husband’s retirement she continued to comment on the presidential administrations of Jefferson and Madison and on the political career of her son John uincy Adams Throughout she was an abiding advocate for education and women’s rightsUnlike previous collections of Adams’s letters this edition represents the full range of her correspondence including letters to Thomas Jefferson Mercy Otis Warren James and Dolley Madison and Martha Washington among many others Erudite and witty a uniuely talented commentator on political developments and social conventions Adams is in Edith Gelles’s words a homegrown Tocueville “a writer whose observations and insights shed light on America and Americans of her time?. An interesting look into the life and times of one of our nation s independent founding foremothers Abigail Smith Adams through her dedicated letter writing to family friends and both American and international political stewards You know my mind is much occupied with the affairs of our Country If as a Female I may be called an Idle I never can be an uninterested Spectator Maria dos Canos Serrados uincy Adams Throughout she was an abiding advocate for education and women’s rightsUnlike previous collections of Adams’s letters this edition represents the full range of her correspondence including letters to Thomas Jefferson Mercy Otis Warren James and Dolley Madison and Martha Washington among many others Erudite and witty a Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book uniuely talented commentator on political developments and social conventions Adams is in Edith Gelles’s words a homegrown Tocueville “a writer whose observations and insights shed light on America and Americans of her time?. An interesting look into the life and times of one of our nation s independent founding foremothers Abigail Smith Adams through her dedicated letter writing to family friends and both American and international political stewards You know my mind is much occupied with the affairs of our Country If as a Female I may be called an Idle I never can be an Ni bestias ni dioses uninterested Spectator

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free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Abigail Adams Abigail Adams æ 6 free read Letters author Abigail Adams free read Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB “You know my mind is much occupied with the affairs of our Country” Abigail Adams wrote to her husband in 1793 “If as a Female I may be calld an Idle I never can be an uninterested Spectator ” Through her brilliant and insightful correspondence Adams fully engaged with the political social and intellectual currents of her age and her letters offer a uniue vantage on historical events in which her family played so prominent a role They also bring vividly to life the everyday experience of American women in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries The Library of America presents 430 of these remarkable letters including than a hundred published for the first time in an edition of unparalleled scope selected and annotated by acclaimed Adams biographer Edith GellesFrom virtually the moment she married the ambitious young lawyer John Adams in 1764 Abigail. Abigail Adams In The Library Of AmericaThe Library of America has done readers a great service by publishing many volumes of source material on early American history Much of the material had only been accessible to specialists but it is now available to those willing to make the effort to read The LOA has published three volumes of the writings of John Adams edited by the renowned scholar Gordon Wood At about the time it published the third volume the LOA published this large volume devoted to the letters of Adams wife Abigail Adams Edith Gelles Senior Scholar at Stanford s Michelle R Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the author of two biographies of Abigail Adams edited the volume It is an outstanding accomplishment and a welcome addition to the LOAAbigail Adams 1744 1818 was the daughter of a New England minister William Smith and his wife Elizabeth uincy Smith She received no formal education but was what people today might call home schooled In 1764 she married John Adams 1735 1826 and the union lasted until her death 54 years later John and Abigail Adams were active participants in and observers of the events of the Revolutionary Era and beyond with John Adams serving as the second president of the United States Abigail Adams became an inveterate letter writer Gelles writes that over 2300 of Abigail s letters have been preserved with 430 selected for inclusion in this LOA volume with about 100 of these published for the first time The volume also includes Abigail Adams will and selections from her diary on returning to America from Europe in 1788For much of their married life Abigail and John were separated as John left home to perform official duties for the new nation Many of the letters in this book are written to John during the course of the long difficult separations There are many letters to other family members siblings children uncles aunts and others and it is sometimes difficult to sort them out Various family trees are offered at the outset of the book to help the reader Adams also wrote to many other friends and famous people such as Thomas Jefferson Dolley Madison and Mercy Otis Warren This LOA volume includes a detailed List of Correspondents with short biographies that is useful in giving context to the lettersThe letters cover a breadth and depth of subjects They cover family matters in great detail and they also cover political events of the day They cover the break with Britain the Revolutionary War John Adams long period of diplomatic service in Europe his eight year vice presidency single term presidency and Abigail Adams is both an astute observer and a participant She was also a highly enterprising woman During the years of John Adams absences she received difficult to find merchandise from Europe which she sold to maintain the family and the family property She was a savvy woman of businessThe letters offer a great deal of information about daily life in the period as Abigail wrote and observed in detail In particular the letters offer a picture of the epidemics including smallpox and yellow fever which ravaged America and of the primitive state of medicine Abigail s daughter Abigail 2 underwent a mastectomy without anesthetic and latter succumbed to cancer in her remaining breast Abigail Adams also was a great reader and this volume is replete with allusions to literature from the Bible the Greeks and Romans Shakespeare and contemporary authors The letters also include discussions of deeply held religious faith and patriotism The letters often are lengthy and difficult to read Apparently Abigail Adams gave little thought to the eventual publication of the letters until near the end of her lifeThe book is divided into seven sections beginning with a small section on her courtship and marriage to John 1763 1773 The following much longer sections cover the Revolutionary Era 1773 1777 the years John spent abroad with Abigail joining him in the latter years 1778 1788 the eight years of Adams vice presidency 1788 1796 the four years as First Lady 1797 1801 and the years of retirement in uincy Massachusetts 1801 1818 In addition to the biographies of correspondents this volume includes an extended chronology of the years 1744 1818 covering both personal and political events during this formative era The volume also includes unusually thorough notes on the letters These three carefully prepared sections notes biographies chronology are indispensable aids to understanding what is still a formidably difficult volume of writing There are over 950 pages of letters and nearly 200 pages of supporting materialAbigail Adams best known letter appears early in this volume In March April 1776 Abigail wrote to John to remember the ladies and to improve their lot during the Continental Congress p 90 The themes of women s education and women s rights appear freuently in this volume Her views are advanced for a woman of the time and are also carefully nuanced It would be unduly narrowing to read these letters with an emphasis on Abigail Adams views on women s issues because of the breadth of her personal political religious and intellectual interests as shown in the lettersI want to suggest some of Adams key concerns by uoting from two letters written during her retirement years reflecting on her long active life In 1811 Abigail wrote to her granddaughter Abigail Louisa Adams in a letter that stresses women s independence and patriotism She wroteI was amused with your politiks you must tell the young Ladies that I have heard it observed that a Ladies politicks Should be always those of their Husbands now if they fix theirs they must be Sure they are Right and chuse accordingly or they may chance to Spar and that would be very unpleasant I fix it as a principle that every Lady Should Love her own Country in preference to any other and that whatever tends to promote its prosperity its happiness and welfare Should be regarded by her next to her near Relatives for in the Fredom and Independence of her country is contained her own happiness and that of her connections I ask them to Name a Country eually Blest with our own not withstanding all the Clamours against our Rulers and all the injuries we have Sustaind from forign powers neither war Pestilence or Safety our Country produces us every necessary and many of the Luxuries of Life no hard task Master gripes them from us no Children of want Starve for Bread there is one thing we want we want gratefull Hearts and deserve not the abundant mercies we receive p828In a letter to Richard Rush dated February 26 1816 who had succeeded John uincy Adams as minister to Russia Abigail Adams reflected on her personal life and her long separations from her husband She wroteIn a time of war or in any great calamity which may threaten a country I consider it the Duty of a good citizen to Sacrifice property and even Life to save it upon this principle I have always acted When called upon for a Seperation from those most Dear to me which wrung my heart with anguish and placed me a Solitary Being in the world for Sixteen years of my Life and that at a period when it may be supposed Life is best enjoyed I was deprived of the Support the Comfort and Society of Him whom I most Loved and esteemed in the World p 920This book is long and difficult to read It will be rewarding to readers with a strong interest in the United States and its history and sense of itself particularly involving Revolutionary America and in Abigail Adams The Library of America and Edith Gelles are to be commended for adding this book to a series that documents American thought history and writing The LOA kindly sent me a review copy of this volumeRobin Friedman


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  • Letters author Abigail Adams
  • Abigail Adams
  • English
  • 15 March 2020
  • 9781598534658