Reading Abigail Adams’s Mail

Lecture Description

Abigail Adams’s letters are the best record we have of women’s experience during the Revolutionary era of American history. Her letters are artistry; she had the gift of language and she told stories. Her own story is intriguing,important,and enduring as history of her time, as women’s history and as biography. This lecture locates Abigail at the center of all three.


Revolutionary and Early National Women

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