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Abigail Adams : witness to a revolution / Natalie S. Bober.

By: Bober, Natalie.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1995Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 248 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0689317603; 9780689317606.Subject(s): Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Juvenile literature | Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 973.4/4/092 | B
Contents:
"A very incorrect writer" -- "Ballast is what I want" -- "You may take me" -- "The weaker sex" -- "I should have been a rover" -- "Flame is kindled" -- "Partner in all the joys and sorrows" -- "I want some sentimental effusions of the heart" -- "Mrs. Delegate" -- "Remember the ladies" -- "I want a companion a nights" -- "To rob me of all my happiness" -- "And shall I see his face again?" -- "Who shall give me back time?" -- "Safely landed" -- "One of the choice ones of the earth" -- "Three-fold cord" -- "You, I must and will have" -- "Jewel of great price" -- "Splendidi misery" -- "If man is Lord, woman is Lordess" -- "Young shoots and branches" -- "What have I not lost" -- "Dearest friend".
Summary: Book opens with a detailed chronology of the life of Abigail Adams, the wife of the second president of the United States and the mother of the sixth president. Chapters chronicle the life and era of this spirited woman and include many excerpts from her own writings.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-242) and index.

"A very incorrect writer" -- "Ballast is what I want" -- "You may take me" -- "The weaker sex" -- "I should have been a rover" -- "Flame is kindled" -- "Partner in all the joys and sorrows" -- "I want some sentimental effusions of the heart" -- "Mrs. Delegate" -- "Remember the ladies" -- "I want a companion a nights" -- "To rob me of all my happiness" -- "And shall I see his face again?" -- "Who shall give me back time?" -- "Safely landed" -- "One of the choice ones of the earth" -- "Three-fold cord" -- "You, I must and will have" -- "Jewel of great price" -- "Splendidi misery" -- "If man is Lord, woman is Lordess" -- "Young shoots and branches" -- "What have I not lost" -- "Dearest friend".

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Book opens with a detailed chronology of the life of Abigail Adams, the wife of the second president of the United States and the mother of the sixth president. Chapters chronicle the life and era of this spirited woman and include many excerpts from her own writings.

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Gr 6 Up‘This well-researched biography provides an intimate portrait of a unique individual while also reflecting the tenor and times of the 18th century. Long characterized mainly as the wife of one president and the mother of another, Abigail Adams emerges here as an individual rather than an adjunct personality. Drawing from the more than 2000 surviving pieces of her subject's personal correspondence, Bober creates a vehicle to transport readers to a turbulent era in our nation's past. The letters, as she aptly states, ``artlessly mingled the momentous with the mundane.'' Interspersing historically significant characters with family gossip lends an air of vibrancy and a sense of immediacy to dates, names, and events. What is revealed is Adams's deep love for her family, palpable loneliness due to long periods of separation from her husband, and a commitment to achieve more than the goals set for women by the era in which she lived. The author begins with a lengthy chronology that juxtaposes political and personal events, and includes a family tree and local maps. Reference notes and a bibliography indicating manuscript and secondary sources conclude the book. Excellent quality archival reproductions, all of which are clearly labeled, appear throughout. The intelligence, inner strength, and vitality of Abigail Adams emerges with the bold strokes of her pen, admirably reflecting the essence of an age for today's readers.‘Joanne Kelleher, Commack Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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