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Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary American Woman (Library of American Biography Series), 3rd Edition

By Charles W. Akers

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 14, 2006


This lively biography of Adams details the life of a revolutionary, mother, activist and wife who engaged in the building of the America nation.


Abigail Adams campaigned for the education of women and pioneered the role women were to play in the American Revolution and the new Republic.  The life of this one woman forms a large window on society during the 75 years that saw the birth and cultural maturation of the United States.

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface.

Author’s Preface

 1. “You May Take Me” 1744-1764.
 2. “An Important Trust” 1764-1774.
 3. “Remember the Ladies” 1774-1776.
 4. “Bereft of My Better Half” 1776-1778.
 5. “Patriotism in the Female Sex” 1778-1784.
 6. “The Amazing Difference” 1784-1785.
 7. “I Will Not Strike My Colours” 1785-1788.
 8. “In Their Proper Sphere” 1788-1792.
 9. “Telegraph of the Mind” 1792-1797.
10. “Fellow Labourer” 1797-1798.
11. “What I Cannot Remedy” 1798-1801.
12. “The Mother of Such a Son” 1801-1818.

Study and Discussion Questions.
A Note on the Sources.

Additional Course Materials

What Every Student Should Know About Study Skills

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44736-4

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