Abigail Adams : a writing life /

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Author / Creator:Gelles, Edith Belle.
Uniform title:First thoughts
Imprint:New York ; London : Routledge, 2002.
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 204 pages)
Subject:Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818.
Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818 -- Correspondence.
Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Correspondence.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Presidents' spouses.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Personal correspondence.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12015182
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Notes:Originally published as: First thoughts. New York : Twayne ; London : Prentice Hall International, 1998.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:In this book, Edith B. Gelles asserts that Abigail Adams' vivid, insightful letters are ""the best account that exists from the pre to the post-Revolutionary period in America of a woman's life and world."" Adams' spontaneous, witty letters serve dual purposes for the modern reader: it provides an intriguing first hand account of pivotal historical events and it shows how these events from the Boston Tea Party to the War of 1812 entered the private sphere. Included in the book is a chronology, notes and reference section and a selected bibliography. This book will be a must for all scholars of.
Other form:Print version: Gelles, Edith B. First thoughts. Abigail Adams 0415939453