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The Letters of John and Abigail Adams

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams - Author

John Adams - Editor

Frank Shuffelton - Editor/introduction

Frank Shuffelton - Notes by

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ISBN 9781440650857 | 512 pages | 30 Dec 2003 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The Letters of John and Abigail Adams provides an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; the letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering key moments in American history-the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and John Adams's diplomatic missions to Europe-the letters reveal the concerns of a couple living during a period of explosive change, from smallpox and British warships to raising children, paying taxes, the state of women, and the emerging concepts of American democracy.

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams Introduction
A Brief Adams Calendar, 1774-83
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife

Explanatory Notes


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