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The Resource Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters, Diane Jacobs

Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters, Diane Jacobs

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Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters
Title
Dear Abigail
Title remainder
the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters
Statement of responsibility
Diane Jacobs
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Intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters
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eng
Summary
Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. But few know of the equally strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, accomplished women in their own right. Now acclaimed biographer Diane Jacobs reveals their moving story, which unfolds against the stunning backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years. Abigail, Mary, and Elizabeth Smith grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the close-knit daughters of a minister and his wife. When the sisters moved away from one another, they relied on near-constant letters -- from what John Adams called their "elegant pen"-- to buoy them through pregnancies, illnesses, grief, political upheaval, and, for Abigail, life in the White House. Jacobs offers fascinating insight into these progressive women's lives : oldest sister Mary, who became de facto mayor of her small village ; youngest sister Betsy, an aspiring writer who, along with her husband, founded the second coeducational school in the United States ; and middle child Abigail, who years before becoming First Lady ran the family farm while her husband served in the Continental Congress, first in Philadelphia, and was then sent to France and England, where she joined him at last
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Jacobs, Diane
Dewey number
  • 973.4/40922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E322.1.A38
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Adams, Abigail
  • Cranch, Mary Smith
  • Peabody, Elizabeth Smith Shaw
  • Adams, Abigail
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
Target audience
general
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Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters, Diane Jacobs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-478) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 499 pages
Isbn
9780345465061
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014002158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, genealogical tables
Label
Dear Abigail : the intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters, Diane Jacobs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 499 pages
Isbn
9780345465061
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014002158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, genealogical tables

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