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Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams
Lynne Withey. The biography of Abigail Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. This volume captures both the public & the private sides of this fascinating woman. She was a keen observer of the politics of her time & fully grasped the Revolution’s implications for women & slaves, advocating black emancipation & urging her husband to “Remember the Ladies” as he framed the laws of their new country. While John was traveling to help begin the new country, Abigail remained at home, writing letters to her “Dearest Friend,” raising 4 children, & managing the family finances. Chronicles their remarkable marriage, her feminism, her battles with the loneliness of separation, & her friendships with Jefferson, Madison, & other giants of her time.
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