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Dearest Friend

A Life Of Abigail Adams

By Lynne Withey

"Dearest Friend" is the biography of Abigail Adams, the unschooled minister's daughter who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her incomparable letters and alive with the ferment of a new nation, "Dearest Friend" captures both the public and the private sides of this fascinating woman. She was a keen observer of the politics of her time and fully grasped the Revolution's implications for women and slaves. She was an advocate of black emancipation and urged her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country. John and Abigail Adams married for love, and their passion for each other endured for the fifty-four years of their marriage. They lived apart for more than a decade while John traveled in America and abroad to help begin a new country. Abigail remained at home for most of that time, writing letters to her "Dearest Friend," raising four children, managing a farm and the family finances, and keeping John informed of the political mood at home. This book chronicles their remarkable marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with the loneliness of separation, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other giants of her time. Intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken, Abigail Adams lived an uncommon life for a woman of her time. First published in 1981, "Dearest Friend" brings her legacy to our century.

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  • BIOGRAPHY Adams, Abigail, Biography

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Format: Book
Author: Withey, Lynne
Title: Dearest friend : a life of Abigail Adams / Lynne Withey.
Publisher Date: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, c1981.
Subject: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Adams, John, 1735-1826 Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 0029347602
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Call Number: B Adams
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Bib Id: 23203

Format: Book
Author: Withey, Lynne
Title: Dearest friend : a life of Abigail Adams / Lynne Withey.
Publisher, Date: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, c1981.
Description: xiv, 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.
Subjects: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Subjects: Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Bibliography: p. [347]-356.
Notes: 785355 1795 lan.
LCCN: 80070694
ISBN: 0029347602
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: B Adams